Trump’s order banning business with WeChat could also affect the NBA’s lucrative China deal with Tencent


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The NBA finds itself back in the middle of U.S.-China tensions following an executive order banning U.S. businesses from working with WeChat, which is owned by Tencent, the NBA's streaming partner in China. Meanwhile, a recent ESPN report that showed claims of mistreatment of youth at a basketball academy in China. Despite all the recent geopolitical tensions, the NBA still plans to continue its operations in China, its most lucrative market outside the U.S. Though the National Basketball Association finds itself back in the middle geopolitics, there are no plans to abandon its partnerships in China as tensions with the...