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    Woke Capital Stops at China’s Borders

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    The American public is starting to take notice of corporate submission to China. National Basketball Association (NBA) officials and players issued several effusive apologies to the Chinese government last week after the general manager for the Houston Rockets showed support for the Hong Kong protests.

    Americans were outraged over this capitulation and the NBA was pilloried in the media. China did not accept the NBA’s apologies and cancelled several league events and television contracts. The Communists particularly didn’t like league officials standing up for free speech. “We believe that any remarks that challenge national sovereignty and social stability are not within the scope of freedom of speech,” Chinese broadcaster CCTV declared.

    Blizzard Entertainment also bent the knee to China last week. The video game titan banned one of its most popular gamers and confiscated his winnings after he voiced support for the Hong Kong protests.

    These public capitulations follow Capitol Hill’s worries that Big Tech cooperates way too much with China. Several senators have sent letters to tech companies warning about the dangers of this close cooperation, from developing tech to oppress the Uighurs to aiding in espionage activities. Those letters have fallen on deaf ears.

    The American backlash against the NBA and Blizzard probably won’t convince these corporations to change their policies. They’re too tied to the Communist state and they don’t want to alienate a large customer base. There’s more to gain by bowing to China than virtue-signaling against it.

    There are some important takeaways from this situation.

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    I was thinking about making a thread about the Blizzard desaster. It's really outrageous how deep they bend over backwards for a few bucks.

    This was the official Hearthstone China channel posting this, after they've banned the user "Blizzchung" from a Taiwan competition for a three-seconds stunt saying "Free Hong Kong", initally banning him for 2 years from HS tournaments and sacking all his price money, plus on the spot firing the 2 moderators, also banning them for a time from their work:

    "We are very angered and disappointed at what happened at the event last weekend, and highly object the expression of personal political beliefs in any of our events. As always, we will defend the pride and dignity of China at all costs".

    After some days of silence, the official statement made this decision all about the rules (keep it focused on the game), but meanwhile, in an American Campus tournament, players had staged an event that lasted for much longer, "abusing" the official channel camera for another "Free Hong Kong" support show. Neither the moderators nor the players, of course, faced ANY consequences. Backpaddling, Blizzard reduced the punishment to half a year ban for "Blizzchung" and handed over the won money from the tournament at least.



    Meanwhile, even a Human Rights org reached out to Blizzard and demanded they clarify their wishywashyrulesbullcrap, they got flak from both Democrats and Republicans for buckling to China over this, and thousands of people apparently tried to delete their accounts, soon experiencing that it's no longer possible through the normally available ways. With BlizzCon looming, and their last year's experience of being booed at for presenting Diablo Immortal for mobile phones only (when all their player audience is PC-based), already getting flak for pandering to the Asian market too much, ignoring their actual player base... Blizz is so deep in shit as it gets and it will not go away anytime soon
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    "We are very angered and disappointed at what happened at the event last weekend, and highly object the expression of personal political beliefs in any of our events. As always, we will defend the pride and dignity of China at all costs".
    That was the thing that really opened a lot of eyes. The level of pandering and dictating that the corporate overlords do in the west is disgusting. And it's all because the political class won't put them in their place. Then they go and roll over like a dog
    looking for a treat for China. It's disgusting.

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    China doesn't need to be watching American Blacks playing b-ball anyway.

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    And it gets only worse



    Just when you thought the Blizzard dumpster fire couldn't get any worse, it does. Blizzard who had refused to penalise AU Hearthstone team for a message now has done a 180 and given them 6 months like Blitzchung!
    So instead of defending Free Speech, they export Chinese anti-Free Speech laws into America.

    BlizzCon will be so much fun this year... "how to commit suicide" for once shining companies
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