Tim Cook to serve as chairman at Chinese business school amid Hong Kong outcry

As you might have heard, Blizzard has come under massive fire recently for their decision to suspend a Hearthstone professional player for a year. This was because the player, Ng Wai Chung, also known as blitzchung, decided to show his support for the Hong Kong protests during his post-game interview.Now it looks like the issue has escalated to the point where it looks like US Congress is getting involved. In a letter written to Blizzard’s CEO Bobby Kotick by U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Mike Gallagher (R-WI), and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), the Senators are asking for Blizzard to reconsider the suspension of Ng.The letter reads in part, “Your company claims to stand by ‘one’s right to express individual thoughts and opinions,’ yet many of your own employees believe that Activision Blizzard’s decision to punish Mr. Chung runs counter to those values. Because your company is such a pillar of the gaming industry, yo

US legislators urge Blizzard to reverse Hong Kong protest player ban

A rare bipartisan issue that Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Rubio can agree on.

Sat 19 Oct 19 from Arstechnica

US Congress Gets Involved In Hearthstone Player’s Suspension, Asks Blizzard To Reconsider

As you might have heard, Blizzard has come under massive fire recently for their decision to suspend a Hearthstone professional player for a year. This was because the player, Ng Wai Chung, ...

Fri 18 Oct 19 from Ubergizmo

Apple’s China stance makes for strange political alliances, as AOC and Ted Cruz slam the company

In a rare instance of bipartisanship overcoming the rancorous discord that’s been the hallmark of the U.S. Congress, senators and sepresentatives issued a scathing rebuke to Apple for ...

Fri 18 Oct 19 from TechCrunch

US lawmakers criticize Apple over Chinese app censorship

In a new letter co-penned by a bipartisan group of members of Congress, federal lawmakers say they have "strong concern" related to Apple's recent actions in China. The ...

Fri 18 Oct 19 from Engadget

Apple CEO Tim Cook urged to 'reverse course' after pulling Hong Kong protest app - CNET

Four US representatives called the removal of the HKMaps.live app "deeply concerning."

Fri 18 Oct 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

China says Apple CEO met top regulator in Beijing for a 'deep discussion'

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with China's top regulator this week for a "deep discussion" about a range of issues, according to the Chinese government.

Fri 18 Oct 19 from CNN

AOC, Ted Cruz, and others blast Apple’s Cook for ‘censorship’ of HKmap.live

A group of six high-profile US Senators from both sides of the aisle sent a letter critical to the CEO to criticize Apple’s removal of the app under pressure from China. Most of the tech ...

Fri 18 Oct 19 from Fastcompany Tech

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