Anime Directors Show Support For Hong Kong Protestors

Japan Anime

Two anime directors have come forward to air their public support for the Hong Kong protestors and their fight for freedom against the CCP. They decided to show their solidarity for those fighting for freedom by sending encouraging messages to said freedom fighters via social media. Continue reading “Anime Directors Show Support For Hong Kong Protestors”

Don’t Forget About What Happened To Blitzchung

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It was the perfect storm. At the same time, we had incidents from the NBA, Blizzard Entertainment, and South Park all hitting the same controversy. The China problem. What makes this significant is the fact that 1.) it broke into the Western stream of consciousness. 2.) The censorship issues at hand hit sports, video games, and television alike. The iron fist of Xi Jinping takes no prisoners. Jinping is the leader of China. I’d call him the president but he has accumulated so many other secondary leadership titles, that they all mush together into the dictator sort of status you’d expect from an oppressive regime. Continue reading “Don’t Forget About What Happened To Blitzchung”

Activision/Blizzard Seek Approval in China as Protestors Abandon Hong Kong

With protests against Blizzard no longer the trendiest thing to wear Activision/Blizzard are once again attempting to get their COD mobile title approved for distribution in China. China’s recent regulation only permitting children to spend a limited amount of money a month while also limiting the time they are allowed to play games has apparently not deterred the company’s motivation. Continue reading “Activision/Blizzard Seek Approval in China as Protestors Abandon Hong Kong”

Blizzard Removes $175 Mei Statue From Gear Shop As Hong Kong Embraces Her As Mascot

Overwatch Mei Statue

While Blizzard may have announced a reduction in the penalty they issued to blitzchung and the commentary team when the player made a post-game comment saying “Liberate Hong Kong. The revolution of our time!”, they’re still running damage control in an attempt to reduce the chatter over the Hong Kong protests. Funnily enough, as Mei has been adopted by the Hong Kong protestors, one of the statues from the Gear Store has been removed, but no explanation has been given. Continue reading “Blizzard Removes $175 Mei Statue From Gear Shop As Hong Kong Embraces Her As Mascot”

Blizzard Reduces Blitzchung Suspension, Reinstates Casters

J. Allen Brack - Blizzard Blitzchung

Blizzard Entertainment finally issued a statement about the recent suspension of Hearthstone grand champion blitzchung, as well as the fate of the casters who were providing commentary for the event when blitzchung proceeded to yell out a pro-Hong Kong slogan, following massive backlash and active media campaigns to boycott the company. Continue reading “Blizzard Reduces Blitzchung Suspension, Reinstates Casters”

Chinese Government Cracks Down on Nationalist Protests after CCTV, Tencent, and Vivo Suspend NBA Partnerships

Recently it has come to the public’s attention how much Chinese economic ties have snaked their way into not just the general economy, but the video game industry as well. Only a few days ago did Mark Kern reveal how he was ousted from his own company for refusing to take a bribe. Tencent the mega publisher and pioneer in the cashless society in China has financial holdings numerous companies including: Ubisoft, Activision/Blizzard, Epic Games, and Paradox Interactive. People are only now beginning to wake up to just how extensively corporations have sold western people out for Chinese money that once came for free, but increasingly comes at the cost of following the Chinese Government’s political line. Continue reading “Chinese Government Cracks Down on Nationalist Protests after CCTV, Tencent, and Vivo Suspend NBA Partnerships”

NBA Fans’ “Free Hong Kong” Signs Confiscated At Wizards Game

NBA Hong Kong

Fans attending a Wizards game against the Guangzhou Loong Lions at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., had their signs confiscated by security. Why? Because one of the signs said “Google Uyghurs” while the other sign said “Free Hong Kong”. Continue reading “NBA Fans’ “Free Hong Kong” Signs Confiscated At Wizards Game”

Blizzard Employees Stage Small Walkout To Protest Censorship, Kowtowing To China

Blizzard Hong Kong

Anywhere between a dozen and 30 employees at Blizzard Entertainment staged a small walkout. The employees are protesting the company’s subservience to China’s totalitarian influence over their own society and international societies as well. Continue reading “Blizzard Employees Stage Small Walkout To Protest Censorship, Kowtowing To China”

Blizzard Promises to Defend the Pride of China as Congress Takes Notice

Optics are an integral part of any business especially during massive ever growing backlash against a company decision. It is important to very carefully choose your words for anything you utter will be treated to the same standard as the law, can and will be used against you. This careful dance in a minefield is not an art apparently Blizzard is skilled in for while congress watches on they choose to announce they will defend the pride of China on Chinese social media site Weibo. Continue reading “Blizzard Promises to Defend the Pride of China as Congress Takes Notice”

Sixers Fans Reportedly Ejected From Arena For Shouting “Free Hong Kong”

NBA

Sam Wachs and his wife were ejected from the Wells Fargo Center during a preseason exhibition match between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Guangzhou Loong Lions, a basketball team from mainland China. Why were they ejected? Because they brought signs to the game that read “Free Hong Kong” and yelled out “Free Hong Kong!” during the game. Continue reading “Sixers Fans Reportedly Ejected From Arena For Shouting “Free Hong Kong””

Blizzard Suspends Blitzchung From Hearthstone Competition For Supporting Hong Kong

Hearthstone Blitzchung

The Chinese censorship news seems to keep bubbling up more and more to the surface of mainstream consciousness, if not in the political field at least under the column of media entertainment. The latest controversy to arise surrounding the Communist antics of the mainland is that Blizzard Entertainment has suspended the Hong Kong player, Ng “blitzchung” Wai Chung, for making pro-Hong Kong comments during a post-game interview during the Asia Pacific Hearthstone Grandmasters tournament. Continue reading “Blizzard Suspends Blitzchung From Hearthstone Competition For Supporting Hong Kong”

Blizzard Removes Video Clip Of Blitzchung Championing Hong Kong’s Liberation

Hearthstone

There’s controversy brewing over Blizzard’s removal of a video clip on the Blizzard Taiwan Twitch channel, where the post-match interview VOD featuring Hong Kong Hearthstone player Ng “blitzchung” Wai Chung was removed because he yelled out “Liberate Hong Kong”. Continue reading “Blizzard Removes Video Clip Of Blitzchung Championing Hong Kong’s Liberation”

HKMap Live Banned From App Store Because Apple Says It Helps Hong Kongers Evade Police

Hong Kong Police

An app called HKmap Live has been banned from the iTunes App Store after Apple informed the developers that the app enabled users to locate where the police were and avoid law enforcement. Continue reading “HKMap Live Banned From App Store Because Apple Says It Helps Hong Kongers Evade Police”

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