2019/10/14  
英文 English 
Global brands wary as China fumes over pro-Hong Kong statements (2019/10/09)

Hong Kong's ongoing protests have begun to affect international brands and sports. Under pressure from Chinese shoppers, luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. has withdrawn an advertisement seen as favoring Hong Kong's protesters. In another case, a top global tournament organizer disqualified an online gamer, after he shouted a slogan of support for the demonstration. Over in the U.S., the National Basketball Association has lost a string of Chinese partnerships, over a weekend tweet by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey that expressed solidarity with the protests.

Adam Silver
NBA commissioner
We are not apologizing for Daryl exercising his freedom of expression. I regret - again, having communicated directly with many friends in China - that so many people are upset.

Houston Rockets' general manager set off a firestorm when he tweeted support for Hong Kong's protesters. After Chinese sponsors and broadcasters cut business ties with the Rockets, the NBA issued a statement saying the incident was "regrettable." Later NBA Commissioner Adam Silver stressed that the NBA did not apologize for its member exercising freedom of expression.

Adam Silver
NBA commissioner
What I've said in that statement is the long-held values of the NBA are to support freedom of expression and certainly freedom of expression by members of the NBA community.

The fallout came hard and fast. China's CCTV cut its broadcast of NBA preseason games. The China Basketball Association canceled four China matches with NBA affiliates.

Recently Beijing also turned its sights on luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. The brand suffered a backlash over its advertisement of Chinese model Sun Feifei covering her eye. Chinese shoppers said the gesture was similar to one used by Hong Kong demonstrators. The ad was immediately withdrawn. In a separate case, an online gamer was pulled from a tournament after he showed support for Hong Kong's protests.

Wearing goggles and a gas mask, this Hong Kongese esports player shouted "liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our time" after winning a Hearthstone tournament. Blizzard Entertainment, which ran the competition, disqualified him and stripped him of the cash prize. The player was also suspended from competing in tournaments until next year.

Chung Ng Wai
Esports player
All I lost was four years of my time. But if we lose Hong Kong, it will affect us the rest of our lives.

The incident has sent shockwaves through the esports community. Although stakes are high for political statements, the gamer risked it all to give exposure to Hong Kong's democratic campaign.
中文 Chinese  
不只NBA被抵制 珠寶"單手遮眼"廣告照遭下架

香港反送中事件持續延燒。NBA火箭隊日前因總經理撐港圖文,遭中國撻伐,NBA主席希爾佛強調,不會為言論自由道歉。珠寶品牌Tiffany & Co.,則因單手遮眼的廣告圖片,被中國網友指控是挺反送中運動,讓照片火速下架。

[[NBA主席 西爾佛]]
"我們沒有要為莫雷,行使他的言論自由而道歉,但跟很多中國朋友溝通後,我很遺憾讓那麼多人難過"

NBA火箭隊總管Morey發出支持香港的推文,引爆爭議,火箭隊遭中國贊助商及轉播單位封殺,NBA公關部門發聲明致歉,但NBA主席Silver堅持言論自由,不選擇退讓。

[[NBA主席 西爾佛]]
"就如我先前聲明中所說,本質上NBA支持言論自由是個長期價值,言論自由表達屬於NBA群體中的每一人"

對此,中國加強抵制的力道,央視取消NBA季前賽轉播,中國籃協也取消4場和NBA發展聯盟對打的熱身賽。

而知名珠寶品牌Tiffany & Co.,請來中國超模孫菲菲拍廣告,卻因為遮住眼睛的動作,讓中國消費者指控,是支持香港示威者,讓廣告火速被下架。不少大品牌選擇靠攏中國,但仍有電競玩家力挺反送中。

頭戴防毒面罩,直播平台上大喊"光復香港,時代革命",香港選手聰哥因為這8個字,遭到爐石戰紀的主辦單位除名,就連獎金都被取消,甚至到明年都無法再參賽。

[[電競玩家 聰哥]]
"我只是輸了4年的時間,但是香港輸了,就是一輩子的事情"

一番言論震撼電玩界,但就算被冷凍,聰哥也要表態力挺香港,也讓反送中議題持續延燒。

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