Nan explains that the NBA has been allowed to begin broadcasting again in China.
Amy Hao tells the story of “Little Black Dog”. She explains that in the US it is normal to have a pet. Under the CCP it was not normal. In Shanghai all dogs were banned. Then all cats were banned. Feeding a pet was thought to be wasting the states food. She remembers in her childhood, her brother would feed his pet rooster with a portion of his own food, until “the neighborhood committee” found out and the rooster was confiscated. Amy recalls her own pet duckling.
When she was sent to a re-education camp in 1969, she and her companions acquired a small black dog for protection from bandits at at market by trading some soap. Everyone loved the little dog “blackie”. Blackie had a habit of chasing off communist officers. So, the order came down to put Blackie to death. She and her group took the dog to a market about 15 miles away, but the next day he was back. When the authorities found out the dog was still there, they killed the dog.
Bill Graff mentions that the NBA is very closely tied to companies that do business in China. Nan mentions that the final game of the NBA season had around 5 million viewers, the lowest viewership in modern history in the US. While the NBA opening game had over 25 million viewers in China. Nan explains that the NBA sent one million dollars to the CCP to help with their COVID-19 response, while several NBA notables have made comments condemning Daryl Morey’s pro-Hong Kong democracy Twitter post.
It was Yao Ming, exposed Daryl Morey’s tweet, which was deleted after 15min. The NBA was quickly punished, losing about 400 million dollars in revenue due to the loss of CCTV broadcasts, advertising and sponsorships.
Nan says, “If you think China is a capitalist market, it is not.” Nan asks if the NBA will move to China. Bill Graff points out that, Nike, huge sponsor of the NBA, has a lot of manufacturing in China, including in forced labor camps.
Jo points out that the NBA apparel costs more than it used to and comments on cheap labor.
Nan points out that Nike products face very high tariffs when sold in China. So, even though the products are manufactured in China, Chinese tourists make a practice out of stocking up on sports gear when they visit the US.
Nan explains that having US sports figures or US entertainers visit China to give the regime legitimacy. He goes on to describe the documentary “Letter from Masanjia”, in which a letter from a prison camp was discovered by an Oregon woman in a package of Halloween decorations. The author of the letter made it out of China with the help of human rights activists, but was later killed.
Letter From Masanjia:
Bill Graff suggests that the profit margin on sports shoes must be huge and asks where the huge profits end up going. Nan suggests that, in the US, corporations publicly disclose their finances, but Chinese companies, even those listed on US stock exchanges, are not required to disclose financials and are not even audited.
Terry in Felton is very sorry about Amy’s dog. She wonders about who the Chinese tourists are that are allowed to visit the US. She asks about the Chinese LGBTQ movement and also asks if China would mandate a COVID-19 vaccine.
Nan explained that there are a lot of Chinese who have become very rich in the last 20 years, usually party officials, people with power or people with connections. Amy mentions that homosexuals were treated as criminals, even sentenced to death as recently as 1982. Nan mentions that the government forces abortions in China. Nan guesses that China would probably force their citizens to take a vaccine.
Billy mentions that the Uyghurs, can be ordered by factories across China to work in Nike, Apple, Adidas, BMW, Samsung, Sony, Volkswagen. He shares his personal opinion that the Chinese government doesn’t think much differently about the Uyghurs than it did about Amy’s dog.
Uyghurs For Sale:
Nan mentions that, if you can kill people to sell their organs, then of course you can sell Uyghurs to work in foreign companies factories.
Andreas mentions that Uyghurs are valuable for their organs, because they are adherents to the Halal diet. Thereby making their organs clean for wealthy foreign Muslims. When the caller asks why China Uber Alles no longer uses the Winnie the Pooh image, Nan explains that Winnie the Pooh is banned in China.
Jim mentions that there is one thing wrong with Communism. It seems like a good thing, but there is one thing wrong with it. There are humans involved. He mentions that Santa Cruz has a bunch of Chinese students, whom he talks to. He asks if Chinese students are from Communist Party families. He says the students often admit to their families having party connections.
Nick mentions that the US skateboarding team could get away with things in China they never could have gotten away with here.
Nan describes the individuals of the CCP potentially being good people, while the party requires in human behavior. Bill suggests that Amy is an example of someone who would not lose her humanity. Amy talks about how communism tries to turn people into zombies. She mentions how long it has taken her to be able to talk about the abuse she experiences.
Chairman Xi is the correct term, not President Xi. Amy thinks it should be Emperor Xi. Xi recently told his troops to prepare for war at a visit to a Marine base in Canton. Nan explains that his recent statement was an escalation, because he was speaking directly to the military. Nan suggests that the US focus on the elections will provide a window of opportunity for China to take military action against Taiwan.
Nan explains that the CCP has been using Taiwan as a way to gain legitimacy. He mentions how the CCP takeover of Hong Kong changed the political landscape with Taiwan by eliminating the illusion that a one country two system model would be respected by Beijing. The CCP has created a domestic issue by propagandization their youth to believe that Taiwan would be reunified, now that Taiwan is very much against any such future and well prepared to face a military invasion. Nan suggests that the CCP wants a war to distract domestically from internal issues, possibly with India.
Jo was in a military unit. He says, they always tell you to prepare for war. He asks if there is a cultural acceptance of copyright infringement in Chinese culture. Nan says it is not traditional Chinese culture, but communist culture would favor any business with party ties.