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LeBron James Wades Into NBA Controversy Even as China Resumes Streaming Games

Basketball superstar LeBron James has added fuel to the fire of the controversy engulfing the NBA over its self-censorship in line with China’s political interests — just as China appeared poised to quietly move toward defusing the issue with a resumption of online streaming for most games after a ban last week. James was criticized Tuesday for appearing to toe Beijing’s […]
Tags: Asia, Basketball Players, Global, News, Adam Silver, China, Hong Kong protests, Lebron James, Nba, Space Jam 2


Activision Blizzard Stock Recovers From Hong Kong Fallout

Activision Blizzard saw its stock recover Friday despite continued backlash over its decision to punish a “Hearthstone” player for publicly siding with Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters. The company’s share price was up more than 2% Friday, closing at $54.82. Activision had been in the spotlight ever since Ng Wai Chung, a player of its “Hearthstone” […]
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Hong Kong protests, Activision Blizzard, Activision, Ng Wai Chung


Apple Sells Out Pro-Democracy Protesters in Hong Kong to Appease Chinese Government

Apple removed a smartphone app used by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong late Wednesday in the tech giant’s latest capitulation to China’s authoritarian government. The app, HKmap.live, allowed users to see Hong Kong police movements via crowdsourced information as cops in the region continue to brutalize the…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Science, China, Nba, Donald Trump, Houston Rockets, Hong Kong protests, New Cold War, Chinese Government, Daryl Morey, Carrie Lam, President Trump, Concentration Camps, Uyghurs, Uyghur


Tim Cook Explains Why Apple Sold Out Hong Kong Protestors, Doubles Down

Apple CEO Tim Cook has explained why his company decided to succumb to China’s pressure and remove an app that was being used by Honk Kong pro-democracy protestors. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Science, China, Tim Cook, Hong Kong protests, Honk Kong


Apple Denounced as ‘Reckless’ by China State-Run Media Over App for Tracking Hong Kong Police

Apple approved an app that lets users track the location of police in Hong Kong — a move that China’s state-run newspaper criticized, saying it lets pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong “go on with violent acts.” “Nobody wants to drag Apple into the lingering unrest in Hong Kong,” according to the English-language version of an […]
Tags: Apple, Asia, Hong Kong, News, China, Hong Kong protests


Apple Denounced as ‘Reckless’ by China State-Run Media Over App That Tracks Hong Kong Police

Apple approved an app that lets users track the location of police in Hong Kong — a move that China’s state-run newspaper criticized, saying it lets pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong “go on with violent acts.” “Nobody wants to drag Apple into the lingering unrest in Hong Kong,” according to the English-language version of an […]
Tags: Apple, Asia, Hong Kong, News, China, Hong Kong protests


Why Blizzard suspending a Hearthstone player over Hong Kong support is bad

Blizzard suspended a competitive Hearthstone player from esports competition and voided his winnings because of a statement he made supporting Hong Kong protestors.
Tags: Gaming, Hong Kong, Opinion, China, Trends, Blizzard, Hong Kong protests, Hearthstone


Ant-facial recognition tech at the Hong Kong protests was an art project

There have been some tweets going around about a "wearable face projector" being employed at the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. Wearable face projector#AntiMaskLaw #EmergencyLaw pic.twitter.com/Px3ATu6Lp1 — Happy Day (@HappySharingDay) October 4, 2019 It's essentially the same as the scramble suits from Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly—instead of disguising yourself as someone else, it disguises you as everyone else, projecting a constantly shifting visage that drives the facial recognit...
Tags: Hong Kong, Video, News, Youtube, Philip K Dick, Facial Recognition, Hong Kong protests, Data Privacy, Eindhoven University Of Technology, Liu, University of the Arts, Surveillance State, Speculative Design, Science Fiction Design, AntiMaskLaw EmergencyLaw, Jing Cai Liu


Blizzard Bans ‘Hearthstone’ Player From Esports Tournaments for Pro-Hong Kong Statement

The controversy over China’s crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong has invaded the esports arena. Activision Blizzard’s Blizzard Entertainment unit has banned “Hearthstone” player Blitzchung from competing for one year — and the company rescinded prize money he won in the recent Asia-Pacific Grandmasters tournament for the game — after the gamer issued a […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, China, Hong Kong protests, Blizzard Entertainment, Hearthstone, Blitzchung, Esports Tournaments for Pro Hong Kong Statement, Activision Blizzard s Blizzard Entertainment


Hong Kong Announces Ban on Masks and Face Paint That Helps Protesters Evade Facial Recognition

The Hong Kong government has banned masks and face paint in its latest attempt to stop the pro-democracy protests that have been raging since June. The new “emergency” order was announced by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam at a press conference today and will go into effect at midnight local time, 12:00 pm ET.Read more...
Tags: Security, Hong Kong, Science, Privacy, China, Masks, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Protests, Donald Trump, Facial Recognition, Hong Kong protests, Carrie Lam, Veby Mega Indah, Glory To Hong Kong


Thousands of Loyalist Protesters Rally Against Independence in Hong Kong

The demonstration comes days after Chinese President Xi Jinping swore in a speech to crush separatist forces
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Uncategorized, Taiwan, Xi Jinping, Hong Kong protests


The Defiant 25-Year-Old Woman at the Heart of Hong Kong’s Political Meltdown

Yau Wai-ching, the youngest woman ever elected to Hong Kong's legislature, is unabashed and unapologetic in her fight for China's freest city — never mind that many of its denizens now despise her. Can she win?
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Uncategorized, Hong Kong protests, Yau Wai, Hong Kong Riots


Watching the Election in a Hong Kong Bar With Democrats Abroad

American expats gather anxiously as the results of the U.S. presidential election come in
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Uncategorized, Hillary Clinton, 2016 Election, Donald Trump, Hong Kong protests


China Blocks Pro-Independence Hong Kong Lawmakers In Unprecedented Move

Beijing is "determined to firmly confront the pro-independence forces"
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Uncategorized, Beijing, Hong Kong protests, Hong Kong Riots


Hong Kong Protest Turns Violent As Anxiety Over China’s Interference Rises

Police used pepper spray and batons on protesters who stormed a barricade
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Uncategorized, Hong Kong protests, Basic Law


The Rule of Nathan Law: Talking Freedom, Democracy and Neckties With Hong Kong’s Youngest Ever Legislator

The 23-year-old activist has no problem standing up to the establishment, and to Beijing
Tags: Hong Kong, Uncategorized, Cy Leung, Nathan Law, Joshua Wong, Hong Kong protests


The Leaders of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution Have Avoided Jail Time

But their lenient sentences are sure to anger China, which severely criticized the protests
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Uncategorized, Nathan Law, Joshua Wong, Occupy movement, Hong Kong protests, Umbrella Movement


Tight Security Foils Hong Kong Protesters on Last Day of Top Chinese Official’s Visit

"We want to demand self-determination in Hong Kong and an end to one-party rule in China," said defiant activist Joshua Wong
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Uncategorized, Hong Kong protests, Hong Kong China, Zhang Dejiang


Tight Security Stifles Protests in Hong Kong On the Second Day of a Top Chinese Official’s Visit

Police outnumbered protesters in the designated demonstration zones
Tags: Hong Kong, Uncategorized, Joshua Wong, Hong Kong protests, Hong Kong China


Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Launches New Political Party

The party's launch will intensify the political debate over Hong Kong's autonomy from China
Tags: Hong Kong, Democracy, China, Uncategorized, Beijing, Umbrella Revolution, Occupy Central, Joshua Wong, Hong Kong protests, Hong Kong China, Umbrella Movement, Joshua Wong New Party, Joshua Wong Party


79 Days That Shook Hong Kong

Hong Kong's street occupations have ended, but many demonstrators say this is only the beginning of their fight for free elections
Tags: Hong Kong, Photography, Democracy, China, Uncategorized, Umbrella Revolution, Occupy Central, Occupy Hong Kong, Hong Kong protests


Obama Tells Beijing U.S. Had No Role in Hong Kong Protests

The president said the U.S. did not fuel the pro-democracy demonstrations.
Tags: Obama, Hong Kong protests