Pence accuses NBA of 'acting like a wholly owned subsidiary' of China

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Vice President Pence on Thursday hammered the NBA and Nike for their handling of the controversy surrounding a Houston Rockets executive's tweet supporting Hong Kong protesters, accusing the companies of ignoring human rights abuses in China. "Some of the NBA’s biggest players and owners, who routinely exercise their freedom to criticize this country, lose their voices when it comes to the freedom and rights of other peoples," Pence said in remarks in Washington on the U.S.-China relationship. "In siding with the Chinese Communist Party and silencing free speech, the NBA is acting like a...

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