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List of companies supporting China and human rights violations
« on: October 12, 2019, 01:22:48 pm »
-Activision Blizzard: banned player for supporting Hong Kong democracy protest. Confiscated all his winnings. Fired his interviewers (https://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/dexeva/blizzard_banned_and_took_player_off_air_after_his/)
-Apple: censors Taiwan flag emoji in iOS in Hong Kong (https://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/dex1j0/apple_bows_to_china_by_censoring_taiwan_flag_emoji/)
-Apple (partial entry): censored Hong Kong protest map from App Store. Relented after backlash, now letting app into App Store. (https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/apple-hk-protest-map/)
-Vans: censors pro-HK democracy design in its shoe design competition (https://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/dekxtu/vans_shoes_face_boycott_calls_after_company/)
-NBA (partial entry): rebuked Rockets manager for his pro-HK tweet, saying NBA was "extremely disappointed with Morey's inappropriate comment." Backpedalled after backlash, now saying they support Morey's freedom of speech. (https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/nba-statement-english-chinese-66104687)
-Disney / ESPN: forbids mention of Chinese politics when discussing Rockets manager's pro-HK tweet. ESPN hosts castigated Morey & speculated about his sincerity, but they will not talk about what caused the tweet: China's encroachment on HK (https://deadspin.com/internal-memo-espn-forbids-discussion-of-chinese-polit-1838881032)
-Viacom / Paramount: censors Taiwan flag from the jacket worn by Tom Cruise in the new "Top Gun" movie (https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/19/tom-cruises-top-gun-jacket-shows-how-key-china-is-to-film-industry.html)
-Disney / Marvel: censored Tibetan monk from "Doctor Strange" and turned him into a white woman. Movie screenwriter: "if you acknowledge that Tibet is a place and that he’s Tibetan, you risk alienating one billion people who think that that’s bullshit". (https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/tibet-supporters-protest-marvel-s-dr-strange-over-changed-character-n677706)
-ASICS, Calvin Klein, Coach, Fresh, Givenchy, Pocari Sweat, Valentino, Versace, Swarovski: details here (https://www.whatsonweibo.com/these-are-the-foreign-brands-apologizing-to-china-amid-hong-kong-tensions/)
-Marriott: apologized to China & changed "Taiwan" to "Taiwan, China" after China threw a hissy fit (https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2160030/taiwan-hotel-cuts-ties-marriott-protest-caving-beijing)
-Nike: removed all Houston Rockets products from their China webstore (https://fadeawayworld.net/2019/10/08/nike-removes-all-houston-rockets-related-products-from-their-china-webstore/)
-Activision Blizzard: cut livestream when American University team held up pro-HK sign. (https://www.reddit.com/r/HongKong/comments/dfaz21/american_university_hearthstone_team_holds_up/)
-Apple: handed over iCloud data & encryption keys to China (https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/18/17587304/apple-icloud-china-user-data-state-run-telecom-privacy-security)
-Riot Games: censors the words "Hong Kong", forcing casters to refer to team "Hong Kong Attitude" as "HKA". (https://www.reddit.com/r/LivestreamFail/comments/dfcjqa/riot_games_owned_100_by_tencent_chinese/)
-Cathay Pacific: fired employees for FB posts supporting HK protests. (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/28/cathay-pacific-denounced-for-firing-hong-kong-staff-on-china-orders)
-Apple: minimized the seriousness of iOS exploits that enabled China to track Uyghurs, when 1M+ of them are rounded up by China in concentration camps (https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/6/20853393/apple-iphone-ios-exploits-statement-security-google-false-impressions)
-Google: censored pro-HK game "The Revolution of Our Times" from Google Play because it was about a "sensitive event". (https://lihkg.com/thread/1639291/page/1)
-Gap: apologized to China for selling T-shirts IN CANADA that didn't include Taiwan as part of China (https://money.cnn.com/2018/05/15/news/companies/gap-tshirt-map-of-china/index.html)
-Tiffany: removed tweet showing model covering 1 eye after China accused it of supporting HK (https://news.yahoo.com/tiffany-removes-advert-over-hong-kong-controversy-093418861.html)
-Marriott: fired employee who liked tweet from Tibetan group (https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2128124/marriott-sacks-employee-who-liked-twitter-post-tibet-independence)
-Mercedes: apologized for quoting Dalai Lama on Instagram (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/07/mercedes-apologises-china-quoting-dalai-lama/)
-American, Delta, United: deleted mention of Taiwan as a country from websites (https://www.businessinsider.com/which-companies-have-changed-taiwan-description-china-2018-7)
-Audi: apologized for using "incorrect map" of China that left off Taiwan (https://www.businessinsider.com/which-companies-have-changed-taiwan-description-china-2018-7#audi-1)
-Muji: destroyed store catalogs that contain "incorrect" map of China (https://www.businessinsider.com/which-companies-have-changed-taiwan-description-china-2018-7#muji-2)
-Zara: apologized for listing Taiwan as country (https://www.businessinsider.com/which-companies-have-changed-taiwan-description-china-2018-7#zara-4)
-Medtronic: apologized for publishing "illegal content" that listed "Republic of China (Taiwan)" as country (https://www.businessinsider.com/which-companies-have-changed-taiwan-description-china-2018-7#medtronic-5)
-Ray-Ban: changed "Taiwan" & "Hongkong" to "China Taiwan" & "China Hongkong" (https://www.businessinsider.com/which-companies-have-changed-taiwan-description-china-2018-7#ray-ban-7)
-Qantas, Air France, Air Canada, British Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Japan Airlines, ANA: changed "Taiwan" to "Taiwan China" on websites (https://www.businessinsider.com/which-companies-have-changed-taiwan-description-china-2018-7#international-airlines-8)
-TikTok: censor videos that mention Tiananmen Square, Tibetan independence, Falun Gong (https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/sep/25/revealed-how-tiktok-censors-videos-that-do-not-please-beijing)
-Sheraton: banned Taiwan National Day event. China called event "illegal & a crime against international law" (https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3791266)
-Disney: shrank/removed non-white characters from Chinese poster of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (https://variety.com/2015/film/news/star-wars-china-poster-controversy-john-boyega-1201653494/)
-Philadelphia Sixers: ejected fans for supporting HK (https://6abc.com/sports/sixers-fan-supporting-hong-kong-ejected-from-preseason-game/5604293/)
-Princeton: doesn't talk about the 3 Ts: Tibet, Tiananmen, Taiwan (https://quillette.com/2019/07/22/when-the-lion-wakes-the-global-threat-of-the-chinese-communist-party/)
-Leica: released ad on Tiananmen protest. Apologized & distanced itself from ad (https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3006817/leica-camera-backs-away-promotional-video-depicting-tiananmen)
-Reddit: took $150M from Tencent. Removed threads like this (https://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/dfc6qi/disneyowned_espn_forbids_discussion_of_chinese/)
-Rockhampton, Queensland: censored Taiwan flag in student art project (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-09/childrens-cow-statue-design-altered-taiwan-flag-painted-over-qld/9739574)
-Cisco: helped build the Great Firewall including module to persecute Falun Gong (https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/04/ciscos-latest-attempt-dodge-responsibility-facilitating-human-rights-abuses-export)
-MGM: changed Red Dawn's villain from China to N Korea to placate China (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2237717/amp/Red-Dawn-remake-swapped-Chinese-flags-insignia-North-Korean-ones-fear-losing-billion-dollar-box-office.html)
-Global Blue: fired staff for calling Taiwan a country (http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1161789.shtml)
-L'Oréal / Lancôme: canceled concert of HK artist Denise Ho for her pro-democracy activism (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36457450)

Disgusting companies bending over for that Chinese money.

This list originally posted at https://old.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/dgpvls/host_on_chineselanguage_station_in_toronto_says/f3fl63m/ but is at risk of deletion by Reddit moderators as they are influenced by Chinese money (see above list).