The National Football League Caves to China

The National Football League is cozying up to China by not recognizing Taiwan as a separate country.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

The NFL released a marketing map that designated Taiwan as part of China, a further sign American sports leagues are more than willing to appease the hardline regime in order to pursue business opportunities.


The map, which introduced markets for 18 NFL teams in eight countries, shows Taiwan unlabeled and colored in as part of China. The erasure of Taiwan comes two months after President Xi Jinping gave a speech in October calling for the “reunification” of the island nation with China, whether in a “peaceful manner” or by “firm will.”

U.S. sports leagues, including the MLB and NBA, have come under scrutiny in recent years for expanding their partnerships with China while disregarding the nation’s territorial aggression in the Far East and record of human rights violations. The MLB is building a “baseball ecosystem” in the country, according to the state-backed outlet China Daily, growing its number of teams and fanbase and exporting U.S. sporting goods jobs overseas. The NBA is a $5 billion industry in China. The league has signed contracts with CCP-aligned TV networks and sold products that are made in the country with slave labor.

Republicans have been particularly critical of the American sports leagues’ appeasement of the regime. Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) in April excoriated MLB commissioner Robert Manfred for the league’s China ties, which include a streaming deal with Tencent, a Chinese tech company accused of leading a crackdown on political freedom.

Ted Cruz Senator from Texas pointed out how this indicated the chasing of dollars from the Chinese Communist Party by the NFL.

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1 year ago

Who would have thunk? NFL=POS!

1 year ago

If this is true, then to HELL with football. Far too many people honor football above America, national honor and even God.

Donald Nicholas
Donald Nicholas
1 year ago

NFL, not for America. They’re not what they use to be.

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