The NBA Is Choosing Money Over Human Rights

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Landon Mion | @landon_mion

On Friday, Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted out his opinion regarding the protests in Hong Kong. His tweet was of a picture that read, “fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” However, the NBA does not support Morey’s actions.

Morey criticized the Communist Party of China for their treatment of the citizens of Hong Kong; there is nothing wrong with what he said.  He even received support from Republican and Democratic politicians alike, including Ted Cruz, Julián Castro, and Beto O’Rourke. 

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Bold Protests in Asia Prove Anti-Government Suspicions Correct

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Ellie McFarland | @El_FarAwayLand

At this point, it’s an open secret that China is putting its Muslim citizens in persecutory camps. The Chinese government, through ideology related to the state’s communist party, is forcing East-Asian Turkish Muslims to abandon their religion. If they maintain their faith, they face the threat of the Chinese state throwing them into these camps. While China has admitted that these camps exist, they insist they’re in a place to combat “Islamic extremism”. Yet, Islamic extremism seems to be present only to the extent that Chinese-Turkish Muslims are problems to the communist regime.

Also in China, the Hong Kong protests are showing no signs of cooling down. Asia as a continent is experiencing one of the highest concentrations of political protest and violence in history.

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Hong Kong Police Are Masquerading as Protestors to Escalate Catastrophe

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Peyton Gouzien | @pgouzien

Hong Kong Police have come under fire after officials admitted to posing as protestors and committing acts of violence. This comes as Hong Kong Police Public Relations Chief Superintendent Tse Chun-Chung suggests police have intelligence that protesters will engage in terrorism. Activists have responded to claims of violence as “propaganda meant to scare people from taking to the streets.”. Hong Kong Legislator Claudia Mo echoed the opinion of activists, calling the intelligence “a joke”.

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Hong Kong Won’t Go Quietly

Dylan Palmer | @dylanpalmer22

After thirteen straight weeks of protests and civil unrest, the situation in Hong Kong has finally turned violent. On Aug. 31st, Hong Kong Police allegedly shot twice into the air to halt the advance of demonstrators deemed to be “serious threats to their lives.” On the same night, protestors used Molotov Cocktails to burn police barricades, lending credibility to the concern of the officers. As tensions continue to increase and China refuse to budge on their crackdown of Hong Kong, a question lingers:

Who’ll blink first?      

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Hong Kong Protests Are Going Worldwide

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Peyton Gouzien | @pgouzien

Protests in Hong Kong are catching the eyes of nations around the world. What started as protests against a Chinese extradition bill has morphed into a Pro-Democracy movement. Leaders from several powerful countries voiced support for the protest. For example, The United States and the United Kingdom are showing their support. In turn, protesters against China are emboldened, as they have been seen flying both countries flags.

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