Mike Pompeo urges NBA to stand up to China, saying Orwell’s 1984 is ‘coming to life’ in Xinjiang

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday urged the NBA to stand up to China, wading into a row as Beijing pressures the basketball league after a team official expressed support for pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong.The top US diplomat received applause for the comments in a speech to a Christian group in Nashville as he denounced China’s treatment of its mostly Muslim Uygur population.“The Chinese Communist Party is detaining and abusing more than 1 million Uygur Muslims in…

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