The NBA’s Full-Court Drama with China | The Daily Show
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China lashes out at the NBA after the Houston Rockets general manager tweets in support of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, and Ronny Chieng addresses the Chinese government directly.
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  • Aureola

    " Getting America's advice on governing is like getting a dog's advice on fixing your WiFi ."

  • Javi jd
    Javi jd

    They ain’t got tegridy

  • Yunfeng Zhou
    Yunfeng Zhou


  • WT Y
    WT Y

    China is still a poor and backward communist country, and people have no freedom or property. The Chinese are eager to get help from the United States. Come and repair railways and power plants. 99% of people in China have not used electricity and trains. Everyone can't get online. Everyone is hungry. We can't afford a year's salary for basketball. All Chinese tourists, entrepreneurs, international students and rich people are Chinese actors who are sent to the world to promote China. The Beijing Olympics is a drama, and China does not have any modern and magnificent infrastructure. People are still as miserable as the Stone Age. The average life expectancy is only 35 years old and the illiteracy rate is as high as 99%. No one has seen cars and planes. Smartphones require 20 years of salary for ordinary people.

  • Bad Andy
    Bad Andy

    I take the same stance as the South Park creators making a mock apology after they offended China when they mentioned how it's sad that companies are putting profits about our countries freedom of speech. Yes I understand the companies want to keep making as much money as they can, but I see it as China being sensitive little bitches who want to control the world with their buying power every time they get offended by something said or done that goes against them.

  • simeng liu
    simeng liu

    Shit doesn’t make any sense.

  • eDwin homeboy
    eDwin homeboy

    Chinese using capitalism to control the Western!

  • Zhipeng Wang
    Zhipeng Wang

    pla walk into America

  • david fan
    david fan

    Free Texas!!!!

  • 黄枫

    whatever other countries suffer is nothing but a daily tv show for those so called democracy defenders

  • DeeDee Leong
    DeeDee Leong


  • Oliver

    IF you know the history of China,you will know the truth.

  • Andre Wang
    Andre Wang

    The reason of why china was pissed is bc that tweet offended Chinese concept abt completion of its sovereignty. It's just like the freedom of speech in US,so when someone offend ur freedom of speech,how u were feeling is just as same as how China got offended by others trying to separate its sovereignty.Try to understand,and then everything's gonna be alright.#DiversityMatters

  • Jake Tang
    Jake Tang

    China be like

  • Seepen L
    Seepen L

    I find a funny thing that every frames about China in the episode, the news network, the people and so on, are full of sense of age...why don't use the current scenery of China? why can't you try to comprehend the history and grows of China more? Emmmmm as a Chinese student my English may be poor, but I truely believe every misunderstanding and discrimination can be eliminated after full investigation and understanding. We learn English is for communicating, not quarreling, so I hope you can understand us, too.

  • Kingt Blass
    Kingt Blass

    “Hong Kong Freedom” a ...Basketball Game...and... across half earth? A Joke-like-News

  • Tan Luming
    Tan Luming

    As a international student who love my country and NBA at same time. I don't like the show making “funny jokes” to this thing. Because HongKong is part of China. Supporting HongKongh protest is bad as supporting Bin Ladin on 911. It is not a negotiable topic. I hope this show could make an objective appraisal on this situation.

  • Zhao Liu
    Zhao Liu


  • Thunder Ball
    Thunder Ball

    Money or Democracy? Most people will select The first one!

    • Jason Ong
      Jason Ong

      More precise, Benefits.

  • Guoguo Liu
    Guoguo Liu

    He is not Chinese

  • Alex Li
    Alex Li

    so... you guys all ASSUME it's "pro-demacrocy" protest!!!!!! what's happening in HK is just riot and violence.

  • 駱LWY


  • guibiao jiang
    guibiao jiang

    I don't have to watch nba Because I know why I can lie comfortably in bed and watch TV ,Nba's a Dick

  • Count Giger
    Count Giger

    A classic scene from "Devils on the Doorstep" re-enacted.

  • 萧远山

    freedom of speech means "all the world must hate china"~

    • purple Flash
      purple Flash

      Tom Franklin So, u understand the world only by googling? pathetic...

    • Cedar Joven
      Cedar Joven

      @Tom Franklin SHUT UP MONG

    • Inglam

      @Tom Franklin any proof asshole? spitting shit all over the place without even evidence?

    • Tom Franklin
      Tom Franklin

      @Gino Vasco Google the problem China has with its Uygur population

  • CN TD
    CN TD

    “Free New York!”

  • Fariz Hadi
    Fariz Hadi

    chinese is a sisi

  • Sofia Ho
    Sofia Ho

    3:40 exactly how I feel

  • Handoko Davidson
    Handoko Davidson


  • tyyyys


  • John

    wbat tbat yur shit Backwards, Chinese Accent? Holy Shit

  • Michael J
    Michael J

    The show is funny. But for the political shit, Sorry, it has nothing to do with freedom of speech. It is supremacy of some pride western souls of freedom of bitching other ppl’s domestic affairs even earn your billions. I don’t care what i am doing, i do it because i can and i am kinda used to do it and feel so good and progressive, right? If the west still don’t understand what a british Hongkong flag means to Chinese, it’s like you don’t understand what colonization means to Asian, to African, to native Americans. Confederate flag is part of ‘our’ history, yes it is. But sorry, it also means slavery to AA.

  • Miss Hell
    Miss Hell

    It's so funny cause I fluently speak Chinese 😂 I can understand every single thing without captions

  • J Del
    J Del

    It's funny to see the comment in such an ironic way, humorous? yes of course, but the problem is, this show does not really dig deeply and REVEAL why ppl in China are so pissed off by such a tweet from Rockets' GM. It's about the sovereignty for China, like ppl talking about the sovereignty of Alaska or racial equality in US. So why we only laugh when we not really know the other side? Yes, It's sth ppl don't know or don't bother spending time to know that could laugh about like watching the show, but that's a TOTALLY different case for ppl in China, that's not funny for them.

    • J Del
      J Del

      jokes can be jokes when two agree each other, not everything can be a joke. Maybe LBJ knows that?

  • Rick Kwok
    Rick Kwok

    HK Issue is about territory integrity of China. That is why China is so sensitive about that. Most Americans may not know this reason.

  • FoolishInTheEnd

    It would have been so awsome if china's hissy fit had the opposite effect where all free countries' companies such as nba, nike, gucci, prada, etc. Banned china instead. But sadly this is our reality revealing human nature and greed. ...Sigh

    • Terricole Media
      Terricole Media

      How can you “ban” china when all these companies' overpriced garbage is all made in china at the lowest cost as possible?

  • liuyi Wu
    liuyi Wu


  • Azog Jarvan
    Azog Jarvan

    Please think about why even Donald Trump didn’t say anything about free Hong Kong. Territorial integrity is the bottom lane of China. So many countries invaded China: Japan, Britain, France, Russia etc. China lose so many territory. If you do some research about China’s history, you will figure that out. However, China never invade any countries until now. Now China is strong and powerful. You might think CCP is suck, but remember, they didn’t bomb Syria, Iraq, Libya, destroy their city, and burn their people to the ground.

  • Ethan Treachler
    Ethan Treachler

    Why is anyone in the US buying tickets to see these commy loving fuck heads. They will stand for china but disrespect the nation that allows then to? When are idiots going to wake the fuck up and stop supporting these fucks. Take back the tax funded property these stadiums are built on and tell them to get the fuck out

  • 林朋

    Haaaaaa!African idiot!That's quite funny!

  • Greay Hanzer
    Greay Hanzer

    The places Hillary Clinton supports are in ruins! Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine! Now it's Hong Kong. BBC CNN fox will tell you that the "injured child" who has made up has become the "blind girl" in Hong Kong! It's time to fight for freedom! As for how many people died, sorry, that's China's problem! The Chinese didn't say anything about the American shooting! Although they have this nonsense of "freedom"

  • Jake Ni
    Jake Ni

    I love China

  • oiahnj p'mg
    oiahnj p'mg

    in different countries we have different culture, and we people care different things.the people in america may care about freedom but we chinese care more about our country our nation. we take our country and chinese communist much more important than individual. and our belief is the honor of our country, chinese communist and our nation. there may be no so-called religion belief, because we believe our country our chinese communist and our nation!

  • 纪豫湘


  • steve liang
    steve liang

    free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!free California!!!

  • Steve Poi
    Steve Poi

    I know Ronnie is from Malaysia, but you can't hardly know if he keep speaking English. His Chinese tho, 10000% Malaysian.

  • Vincent Fan
    Vincent Fan

    NBA doesn't have to go to China. However, if they want to do businesses with Chinese companies, there are bottom lines they can't go across. Chinese companies get to decide how to spend their own money.

  • Kevin Liu
    Kevin Liu

    Actually why the Chinese are so pissed is because the standard of freedom of speech. The freedom should be based on mutual respect. It's like In America you can't be racist, you can't say bad words about minority ethnic groups. Because America is an immigrant country and there will be chaos if different races starts fighting with each other. Former president of Clippers resigned because he said something bad about black people. When it comes to China, separation is not accepted by any Chinese people. Because in History, when the country gets separated, there will be endless wars and invaders will come. So unification is the value of all Chinese, everyone will be pissed if others try to separate the country

  • NASA F
    NASA F

    I don't agree w everything Trump says, but at least he doesn't apologize for his opinions. Respect.

  • AA hung
    AA hung

    Wow Ronny, support u as a Malaysia chinese haha

  • VandalAudi

    I wonder why the CCP hasn’t made Ronny Chieng’s bit for their news soundbyte yet.

  • moj ljj
    moj ljj

    this one is so funny

  • meday354

    China owns America this proves it.

  • Ting Yang
    Ting Yang

    I think US media is very misleading. It doesn't have much to do with communism or controlling by capitalism. It has much about mutual respect, and some self-respect by deeply understanding the true context behind the event that you are commenting on. This sense of responsibility when you put out a serious comment is especially important when one side is a celebrity who has a public platform to voice his ignorant and self-righteous opinion that is inflammatory, can be widely spread to people and incorrectly skew/sway people's views of the event, and the other side has no voice on the same platform, either because they don't speak the same language, or when they can, their accounts get removed by this platform due to secret censoring.

  • RoD H
    RoD H

    China needs a Tampon

  • Jennifer Eisenberg
    Jennifer Eisenberg

    What you thought the NBA was all about sports? Capitalism means that loyalties can be bought and sold(team trades?),NBA is doing exactly what it was designed to do follow the money.

  • 孙让


  • Louis Wu
    Louis Wu

    In China you can criticize Jews or any other race but not Hongkong not Taiwan. Or you will be killed, not by CPP, by 1. 4b people. Because Hongkong is the pain of historical colonialism.

  • Luna Shaw
    Luna Shaw

    I mean the issue between the mainland of China and those pre-colonized islands and cities is kinda personal and really sensitive. We don’t like people from the outside to judge us incorrectly. It’s like a Chinese person trying to tell his or her or what ever gender’s arrogant opinions about race relationship in the US. And especially when this somebody is taking your money and then says omg that’s an idiot.

  • E Chan
    E Chan

    Money talks. Stop buying products made in China and boycott products sponsor NBA players and ads.

  • Andy V
    Andy V

    Hong Kong belongs to China.


    oh yeah, ur talking like black people never get offended by anything.........

  • 宋洋波

    Free California, free Texas! At least, New Mexico

  • X-Ecks


  • Joe W
    Joe W

    Holy shit that Mandarin part is so surprising and funny nice job Ronny

  • Drama Freak
    Drama Freak

    Chinese 50 cents trolling all over! Despicable!

  • Wellington Martinez
    Wellington Martinez

    Boycott the team

  • Gatsby XU
    Gatsby XU


  • Jason H.
    Jason H.

    You are insulting Chinese people in the name of free speech and mocking them when they feel upset about it. Just imagine how did you feel if people cheered when 911 happened. The rioters in Hong Kong are vandalizing public properties and burning down Chinese stores and beating people with different opinions. And you are calling that pro-democracy and supporting them!


    Your Chinese really sucks, by the way, FREE IRAQ, long live Ben Laden, Congratulations to 911. Don't be pissed off, it is freedom of expression.

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