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China has form as a sports bully, but its full-court press on the NBA may backfire

  • Written by Keith Rathbone, Lecturer, Modern European History and Sports History, Macquarie University

It’s unlikely Daryl Morey, general manager of the Houston Rockets basketball team, realised he’d be sparking an international diplomatic incident when, on October 4, he tweeted the following Stand with Hong Kong logo.

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The aftermath has seen retaliation from multiple layers of China’s political and corporate power...

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