China to U.S. Cities: Hoist the Tibetan Flag, Lose N.B.A. Broadcast Rights in China

American mayors, human rights activists, and N.B.A. fans take note: A recent decision by the Portland City Council to declare March 10 “Tibet Awareness Day” is making big waves in China, and may result in a boycott of Portland Trail Blazers broadcasts in the Middle Kingdom’s immense market. The message is delivered in the form of the following short news item from China’s Huanqiu Shibao … Continue reading China to U.S. Cities: Hoist the Tibetan Flag, Lose N.B.A. Broadcast Rights in China

Portland, Tibet, and “Meddling in Internal Affairs”

The city of Portland, Oregon, is known as an aspiring utopia and somewhat left-wing city enamored of coffee, bicycles, religious tolerance and sustainable living.  It is, at least as cities go, a bit remarkable.  It is also one of the more friendly places in North America for people who believe that Chinese policy in Tibet is without moral justification. On March 8, The Oregonian, Portland’s … Continue reading Portland, Tibet, and “Meddling in Internal Affairs”