ESPN’s “SportsCenter” aired an illegitimate map of China on Wednesday morning that featured Chinese propaganda claiming that the socialist commonwealth owns the disputed South China Sea, Taiwan, part of the Philippines, and Arunachal Pradesh.
The map is known as China’s “10-dash line” map which” features 10 sprint pipelines instead of nine dash paths to mark a huge swath of the South China Sea in a tongue-shaped encirclement as Chinese territory ,” GMA Network, a major national commercial broadcast television and radio network in the Philippines, reported in 2013.” Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam have been contesting China’s massive contend of the territory. Nine dashes in the brand-new Chinese map are in the South China Sea and a one-tenth sprint has been placed near Taiwan, purportedly to signify that territory’s status as a Chinese district .”
Ankit Panda, Senior Editor of The Diplomat , noticed that the map also purportedly included Arunachal Pradesh — which is a state of India — in the map of China.
This* cannot* be real.( Seems to be the 10 -dash version .) https :// t.co/ 64 yHvTSRNN
— Ankit Panda (@ nktpnd) October 10, 2019
( Also has Arunachal Pradesh included as part of China .)
— Ankit Panda (@ nktpnd) October 10, 2019
Attorney Andrew Kloster called the map” literal Chinese commonwealth propaganda” that no one” outside mainland China” recognizes as being legitimate.
” Just so you knew — this is literal Chinese commonwealth propaganda and the map is instantly recognizable to anyone half schooled in this ,” Kloster wrote.” Any Taiwanese or Viet citizen would learn their own problems. This is not a map anyone uses outside mainland China .”
Just so you knew — this is literal Chinese nation propaganda and the map is instantly recognizable to anyone half schooled in this. Any Taiwanese or Viet citizen would meet the problem. This is not a map anyone uses outside mainland China.
— Andrew Kloster (@ ARKloster) October 10, 2019
ESPN’s decision to bow to the Communist Party of China( CPC) comes as the NBA has had to deal with intense fallout from their decision to cower to the communist nation after the general manager for the Houston Rockets tweeted out a pro-Hong Kong tweet.
“The Houston Rocket abruptly find themselves in the middle of a geopolitical polemic that have been able to put their manager front-office executive’s job in jeopardy, ” The Ringer reported. “After general manager Daryl Morey expressed support in a since-deleted tweet for pro-democracy efforts in Hong Kong, the Chinese government, the Chinese Basketball Association, and various Chinese industries speedily denounced Morey and moved to sever ties with the Rocket. As a upshot, league sources told The Ringer that Rockets possession has debated Morey’s employment status and whether to replace him.”
— Curtis Houck (@ CurtisHouck) October 7, 2019
On Sunday, NBA chief communications officer Mike Bass liberated the following statement 😛 TAGEND
We recognize that the views expressed by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey have deeply offended many of our friends and followers in China, which is regrettable. While Daryl has made it clear that his tweet does not represent the Rocket or the NBA, the values of the tournament subsistence individuals’ educating themselves and sharing their views on matters important to them. We have great respect for the history and culture of China and hope that athletics and the NBA can be used as a unifying force to bridge culture subdivides and bring people together.
Daryl Morey likewise apologized for standing up for freedom, tweeting: “I did not intend my tweet to make any offense to Rockets followers and friends of mine in China. I was simply voicing one consider, based on one interpretation, of one complicated event. I have had a lot of opportunity since that tweet to hear and consider other views. I have always realized the significant support our Chinese devotees and patrons have and I would hope that those who are upset will know that offending or misunderstanding them was not my aim. My tweets are my own and in no way represent the Rocket or the NBA.”
All week musicians, team proprietors, administrators, and ESPN have entirely avoided speaking about developments in the situation and the politics involved.
Golden State Warriors coach-and-four Steve Kerr refused to talk about the issue when he was asked this week.
Steve Kerr has no comment on NBA’s China issues. He comments on every Trump tweet and can’t support democracy in China? What a complete and total coward. pic.twitter.com/ Fr4FJIaOW0
— Clay Travis (@ ClayTravis) October 8, 2019
Player Stephen Curry smirked as he cowered to communist China and refused to talk about communist China as he then deflected by driving Democrat talking points.
Steph Curry: “This situation, there’s a huge load and gravity to it. There’s going to need to be some things to be sorted out. But I just don’t know enough about Chinese history and how that’s affected modern society…This is not going away. So we’ll come back to it.” pic.twitter.com/ 6h6ZGWHQtq
— Anthony Slater (@ anthonyVslater) October 9, 2019
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