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ESPN Anchor Slams NBA’s ‘Embarrassing’ China Capitulation

The NBA is in a real pickle. After developing a strong reputation for political integrity and social awareness, they’re having a hard time sticking to their ideals when the money is on the table. ESPN SportsCenter anchor Keith Olbermann and many others are calling it out. In response to a video surfacing of James Harden apologizing for his general manager’s pro-Hong Kong tweet, Olbermann tweeted that it’s “embarrassing beyond words.” He added: “[T]o stand up for the democratic freedoms we have here is to risk alienating those who would suppress…

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Treasury Yields Pull Back from Highs as U.S.-Sino Relations Show Signs of Imploding

U.S. government debt yields edged up slightly on Friday but were well off daily highs amid reports that the Trump administration is looking for ways to limit investment flows into Chinese equity markets. Treasury Yields Pull Back from Highs Government bond prices were mostly lower Friday, pushing yields slightly higher. The benchmark 10-year Treasury note saw its yield reach a high of 1.73%, according to CNBC data. By late afternoon, it had reversed course and was down 1 basis point at 1.684%. 10-year U.S. Treasury yield pulls back from daily…

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Chinese Stocks Tumble After Disastrous Industrial Production Data –

Chinese industrial production showed renewed weakness in August. | Image: AFP / China Stocks in mainland China and Hong Kong tumbled on Monday after Beijing reported a sharper than expected slowdown in industrial production, signs that the ongoing trade war with Washington was ravaging domestic producers. Chinese Stocks Decline Mainland China’s Shanghai Shenzhen CSI 300 Index declined by as much as 0.5% at the start of the new trading week. The mainland benchmark was last down 0.1% at 3,967.72. China’s CSI 300 index opened lower on Monday. | Chart: Yahoo…

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Cambodia Unsure About Online Gaming Ban (China Be Damned) –

Will online gaming be subject to an absolute ban in Cambodia? Nobody is quite sure. | Image: Shutterstock Cambodia is reportedly unsure about potentially issuing an absolute ban on its booming online gaming industry — though the country’s investors and its powerful ally, China, would surely not be pleased with such a decision. The news comes after the Southeast Asian nation’s deputy director of its Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ros Phearun, told the Nikkei Asian Review: “We are not sure yet if it’s an absolute ban or not. So…

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Terrifying Chinese Deepfake ZAO is the Coolest App You’ll Sell Your Privacy To – CCN Markets

Viral Chinese app ZAO is at the center of a privacy storm. | Source: REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration Zao is the app of the moment, ranking atop Chinese app sales charts in less than a week. The Zao uses Deepfake technology to allow people to plaster their own faces on top of any character they want after a scan that takes just a few seconds. So far it’s only officially available in China, though a few Westerners have already been able to get in on the program. ZAO works surprisingly – terrifyingly…

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Jeremy Lin Leaves Ungrateful NBA To Be A Sporting God in China

Jeremy Lin’s incredible run in the NBA is over. As the first American-Chinese or Taiwanese player in the history of the league, not to mention the first Asian-American to win an NBA title, the “Linsanity” superstar is taking his talents to Beijing. In China, the point-guard will discover – something he clearly didn’t realize after his rock-bottom comments – that he’s one of the most influential athletes in the world. NBA Champion Jeremy Lin Departs For China There was always something special about Jeremy Lin. It wasn’t just his ethnicity,…

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Dow Soars After Trump Gushes Praise for ‘Great Leader’ Xi Jinping – CCN Markets

By CCN Markets: The Dow soared on Monday after Wall Street seized on new trade war developments that suggested cooler heads would prevail despite several titanic escalations to the US-China tariff conflict. Dow Rallies 300 Points All of Wall Street’s major stock indices jumped higher on Monday, despite the fact that early futures trading had pointed to mammoth losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 293.39 points or 1.14% to 25,922.29. The Dow spiked 300 points following the opening bell. | Source: Yahoo Finance The S&P 500 jumped 28.12 points…

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Gloomy Stock Market Faces New China Taunt: We’ll Get ‘Last Laugh’

A gloomy stock market must wrestle with China’s latest taunt, in which it warned it would “fight to the end” and get the “last laugh.” | Source: Don Emmert / AFP By CCN Markets: China and the United States keep upping the ante. Presidents Trump and Xi are raising the stakes even further this weekend after a traumatic Friday for the stock market. On Friday, China announced $75 billion in additional tariffs on American goods. Trump reacted by calling Xi an “enemy” and announcing further tariff increases of his own….

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Stock Market Futures Surge as Trump Gets Positive on China

Trump’s tweets on China may set the stage for a strong rally in the stock market this week as S&P 500 futures open higher. | Source: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst By CCN Markets: In response to the struggling stock market, Donald Trump’s Twitter feed was awash with positive talk about the trade war and progress with China on Sunday. A more upbeat Trump could be precisely what the doctor ordered for bruised markets, putting the wind at the S&P 500’s back next week. U.S. stock futures opened higher Sunday evening, suggesting a…

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Bitcoin Price Resurgence Is a ‘Self-Fulfilling Prophecy’: Analyst

The bitcoin price is surging, and one analysts says the spike is a “self-fulfilling prophecy” – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. | Source: Shutterstock When the bitcoin price smashed through $11,000 overnight and set its sights firmly on the $12,000 mark, analysts almost uniformly pointed to China’s stunning decision to defy the Trump administration and devalue the yuan as the catalyst. However, cryptocurrency bulls who proclaimed that bitcoin had demonstrably proven its worth as a safe-haven asset might have spoken too soon. China’s Shock Yuan Devaluation Bolstered Bitcoin –…

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