• The 2019 Hong Kong protests, explained in 30 seconds

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Protests erupted in Hong Kong in June over a proposed extradition bill by which Hong Kong residents would be brought to mainland China to be tried.
    US companies, executives, and even cartoons have gotten involved in the protests.
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    What's been happening in Hong Kong ?
    A proposed extradition bill has led to months of protests in Hong Kong, and major US companies have been connected - most notably the NBA , Activision Blizzard , and Apple .
    Allana Akhtar contributed to this report. Here's a 30-second explanation of...
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  • Here's a timeline of Activision Blizzard's terrible week, as it faces fan protests after an esports athlete was punished for voicing support for Hong Kong

    Here's a timeline of Activision Blizzard's terrible week, as it faces fan protests after an esports athlete was punished for voicing support for Hong Kong

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    A vocal group of fans are boycotting Activision Blizzard after the company punished an esports competitor who spoke out in support of the protests in "Hong Kong.'
    Chung Ng Wai, the esports competitor better known as Blitzchung, shouted "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age" in Chinese amid a post-match interview at a Blizzard-sponsored "Hearthstone" tournament in Taiwan on October 5.
    Blizzard responded by stripping Blitzchung of his prize money and barring him from "Hearthstone" competitions for one year. Blizzard said Blitzchung's comments had violated the competition rules by...
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