Flash-Mob Protests Disrupt Business and Transit Across Hong Kong

Thousands of rowdy protesters fanned out across Hong Kong in flash-mob gatherings on Sunday, the first…

China Conflict Mutes N.B.A.’s New-Season Buzz

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China’s Political Correctness: One Country, No Arguments

Hong Kong’s protests have disrupted Yang Yang’s family life. Though the 29-year-old lives in mainland China,…

N.B.A., China Spat Shows Sports Isn’t (and Shouldn’t be) Just About Games

The myth of sports sticking to sports died this week, from self-inflicted wounds and a global…

At Hong Kong Protests, Art That Imitates Life

HONG KONG — Soon after a woman in Hong Kong was hit in the eye at…

The Week in Tech: Navigating the Chinese Minefield

Each week, we review the week’s news, offering analysis about the most important developments in the…

China’s N.B.A. Fans Feel the Tug of Loyalty — Toward Beijing

SHANGHAI — The Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets tipped off on Thursday night in…

China Blows Whistle on Nationalist Protests Against the N.B.A.

BEIJING — After three days of fanning nationalistic outrage, the Chinese government abruptly moved on Thursday…

Apple Removes App That Tracked Hong Kong Police

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple removed an app on Wednesday that enabled protesters in Hong Kong to…

Chinese Media’s Attacks on Apple and N.B.A. Help Inflame Nationalism

BEIJING — The editorial was scathing. People’s Daily, the flagship newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party,…

Blizzard, a Gaming Company, Stirs a Backlash for Penalizing Hong Kong Player

HONG KONG — Activision Blizzard became the latest American company to find itself caught between its…

China Is a Minefield, and Foreign Firms Keep Hitting New Tripwires

BEIJING — For international companies looking to do business in China, the rules were once simple.…

Nets Owner Joe Tsai Didn’t Seem Political. Until Now.

The owners of major American sports franchises generally do not dive headlong into geopolitical firestorms. But…

Hong Kong’s Hard-Core Protesters Take Justice Into Their Own Hands

HONG KONG — When protesters in Hong Kong this weekend came upon an older, shirtless man…

N.B.A. Executive’s Hong Kong Tweet Starts Firestorm in China

The general manager of the N.B.A.’s Houston Rockets has touched off a firestorm in China after…