Blizzard strips pro gamer of tournament earnings after his support for Hong Kong protests

Activision Blizzard suspended a professional player from an esports tournament and stripped him of his earnings after he made a statement over the weekend in support of protests in Hong Kong. In a post-match interview on the Taiwanese stream of Blizzard Entertainment game Hearthstone, Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai wore a gas mask and goggles and appeared to shout a slogan often associated with Hong Kong protesters: “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our time.” On Saturday, a ban on face masks went i


Activision Blizzard suspended a professional player from an esports tournament and stripped him of his earnings after he made a statement over the weekend in support of protests in Hong Kong. In a post-match interview on the Taiwanese stream of Blizzard Entertainment game Hearthstone, Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai wore a gas mask and goggles and appeared to shout a slogan often associated with Hong Kong protesters: “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our time.” On Saturday, a ban on face masks went i
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Blizzard strips pro gamer of tournament earnings after his support for Hong Kong protests

Activision Blizzard suspended a professional player from an esports tournament and stripped him of his earnings after he made a statement over the weekend in support of protests in Hong Kong.

In a post-match interview on the Taiwanese stream of Blizzard Entertainment game Hearthstone, Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai wore a gas mask and goggles and appeared to shout a slogan often associated with Hong Kong protesters: “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our time.”

On Saturday, a ban on face masks went into effect after Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam invoked emergency powers. The global financial center has been slammed with four months of protests, which periodically degenerated into violence. The destruction of property and infrastructure has taken a toll on the embattled city and its trade-reliant economy, which has already taken a hit from the ongoing U.S.-China tariff fight.

In a statement to esports blog Inven Global, Chung said that the incident “was just another form of participation of the protest that I wish to grab more attention.”

“I know what my action on stream means. It could cause me lot of trouble, even my personal safety in real life. But I think it’s my duty to say something about the issue,” Chung said in a statement to Inven Global.


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‘You don’t do these things prior to negotiations,’ ex-diplomat says of US actions against China

A Chinese and U.S. flag at a booth during the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai, taken on taken on November 6, 2018. The latest U.S. actions against Chinese officials and companies don’t “set a good tone” for an upcoming high-level trade talk, a former American ambassador to China said Wednesday. Both announcements came just days ahead of a high-level trade meeting set to take place in Washington on Thursday and Friday. Max Baucus, former U.S. ambassador to China from February 20


A Chinese and U.S. flag at a booth during the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai, taken on taken on November 6, 2018. The latest U.S. actions against Chinese officials and companies don’t “set a good tone” for an upcoming high-level trade talk, a former American ambassador to China said Wednesday. Both announcements came just days ahead of a high-level trade meeting set to take place in Washington on Thursday and Friday. Max Baucus, former U.S. ambassador to China from February 20
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'You don't do these things prior to negotiations,' ex-diplomat says of US actions against China

A Chinese and U.S. flag at a booth during the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai, taken on taken on November 6, 2018.

The latest U.S. actions against Chinese officials and companies don’t “set a good tone” for an upcoming high-level trade talk, a former American ambassador to China said Wednesday.

The Trump administration on Tuesday placed visa restrictions on Chinese officials it “believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, the detention and abuse of” Muslim minorities in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region. That followed a Monday move to blacklist 28 Chinese companies alleged to be involved in surveillance and detention of minority groups in China.

Both announcements came just days ahead of a high-level trade meeting set to take place in Washington on Thursday and Friday.

“You don’t do these things prior to negotiations. It does not set a good tone, that’s tactically. Strategically, all these actions — I think — are causing the Chinese to wonder: ‘What is the US’ real motive here?'” Max Baucus, former U.S. ambassador to China from February 2014 to January 2017, told CNBC’s “Street Signs Asia.”

Baucus, also a former Democratic senator from Montana, said the U.S. actions could simply be posturing ahead of the planned trade talks to get a better deal from China. But, “China will not be bluffed,” he added.

Taimur Baig, chief economist at DBS Group Research, echoed that sentiment. “There are ways of putting pressure — back channel diplomacy, implicit threats and so on, but this is very explicit (and) very noisy,” he told CNBC’s “Street Signs Asia.”

“The … potential loss of face for the Chinese is massive. I can’t imagine anybody rationally expecting a constructive outcome out of this,” he added. Baig also said the timing of the U.S. move “could not be worse” and it would “definitely backfire.”

Beijing, in response to the U.S. blacklist of Chinese firms, said it urges the U.S. to “stop interfering” in its internal affairs and suggested that it would retaliate against the American move.


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WWE star John Cena says he’s never taken a vacation and will never retire

John Cena has been a professional wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) since 2002. Now, at 42, Cena told NBC’s “Sunday Today” that he has no plans to retire from the franchise. “I will never walk away from the WWE,” Cena told Willie Geist on NBC’s “Sunday Today.” Cena told “Sunday Today.” But even after Cena hangs up his wrestling belts he said he plans to continue to perform “in any capacity” possible with the WWE.


John Cena has been a professional wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) since 2002. Now, at 42, Cena told NBC’s “Sunday Today” that he has no plans to retire from the franchise. “I will never walk away from the WWE,” Cena told Willie Geist on NBC’s “Sunday Today.” Cena told “Sunday Today.” But even after Cena hangs up his wrestling belts he said he plans to continue to perform “in any capacity” possible with the WWE.
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WWE star John Cena says he's never taken a vacation and will never retire

John Cena has been a professional wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) since 2002.

Now, at 42, Cena told NBC’s “Sunday Today” that he has no plans to retire from the franchise.

“I will never walk away from the WWE,” Cena told Willie Geist on NBC’s “Sunday Today.”

But that doesn’t mean Cena hasn’t thought about his future beyond wrestling — he said he has considered when and if the time would ever come for him to stop competing.

“When do I walk away with a sense of mental and physical sanity?” Cena told “Sunday Today.” “I’m right at that precipice.”

“I feel great, I’m in the best shape of my life,” he added. “It’s not that I couldn’t continue, but I think from this point on I run the risk of tipping that balance the wrong way.”

But even after Cena hangs up his wrestling belts he said he plans to continue to perform “in any capacity” possible with the WWE.

At the peak of Cena’s wrestling career, the grueling WWE schedule meant he would have to train constantly to stay in shape to perform in more than 250 shows a year.


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UAW says GM labor talks ‘have taken a turn for the worse’

DETROIT – The United Auto Workers’ strike against General Motors could continue for the foreseeable future, as the union on Sunday said talks between the sides have “taken a turn for the worse.” The offer, he said, was a counter proposal from an “extensive package” the union provided to the automaker on Saturday night. “The Company’s response did nothing to advance a whole host of issues that are important to you and your families!” Prior to the talks, GM was expected to attempt to negotiate the


DETROIT – The United Auto Workers’ strike against General Motors could continue for the foreseeable future, as the union on Sunday said talks between the sides have “taken a turn for the worse.” The offer, he said, was a counter proposal from an “extensive package” the union provided to the automaker on Saturday night. “The Company’s response did nothing to advance a whole host of issues that are important to you and your families!” Prior to the talks, GM was expected to attempt to negotiate the
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UAW says GM labor talks 'have taken a turn for the worse'

DETROIT – The United Auto Workers’ strike against General Motors could continue for the foreseeable future, as the union on Sunday said talks between the sides have “taken a turn for the worse.”

UAW Vice President Terry Dittes, in a letter to members on Sunday, said the union plans to continue to negotiate but a Sunday morning proposal from GM was inadequate and “reverted back to their last rejected proposal and made little change.” The offer, he said, was a counter proposal from an “extensive package” the union provided to the automaker on Saturday night.

“The Company’s response did nothing to advance a whole host of issues that are important to you and your families!” Dittes wrote. “It did nothing to provide job security during the term of the Agreement.”

GM, in response to the letter, said the company continues “to negotiate in good faith with very good proposals that benefit employees today and builds a stronger future for all of us. We are committed to continuing discussions around the clock to reach a resolution.”

Both sides declined to comment on details of the discussions, however a source familiar with the talks told CNBC that one of the union’s main concerns with the most recent offer was the company’s lack of commitment to new products for U.S. plants. Prior to the talks, GM was expected to attempt to negotiate the closure of up to four domestic plants, including large assembly plants in Ohio and Michigan, to address overcapacity.

The talks, according to the source, have “cooled considerably” from the progress that was being made in recent days, including Friday, when the union publicly said “good progress” was being made on several issues. While the UAW’s rejection of GM’s most recent offer could be a setback, the talks continue and neither side has walked away from the table —a positive sign for the negotiations overall.

Dittes, in a separate Sunday letter released by the union to GM, said the company “didn’t even have a professional courtesy” to explain why the UAW’s most recent proposal was rejected: “We expect the Company to respond and discuss the package proposal we presented yesterday,” he wrote. “The law and basic decency require no less.”


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China state media warn US investment curbs will have ‘significant repercussions’

A Chinese and U.S. flag at a booth during the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai, taken on taken on November 6, 2018. Beijing called Washington’s potential restrictions on U.S. investments in China “the latest attempt at a decoupling,” in a Global Times piece published on Sunday. The Chinese state-owned media said that even news of measures like delisting Chinese companies from American stock exchanges “is expected to have significant repercussions for the Chinese and US economies


A Chinese and U.S. flag at a booth during the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai, taken on taken on November 6, 2018. Beijing called Washington’s potential restrictions on U.S. investments in China “the latest attempt at a decoupling,” in a Global Times piece published on Sunday. The Chinese state-owned media said that even news of measures like delisting Chinese companies from American stock exchanges “is expected to have significant repercussions for the Chinese and US economies
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China state media warn US investment curbs will have 'significant repercussions'

A Chinese and U.S. flag at a booth during the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai, taken on taken on November 6, 2018.

Beijing called Washington’s potential restrictions on U.S. investments in China “the latest attempt at a decoupling,” in a Global Times piece published on Sunday.

The Chinese state-owned media said that even news of measures like delisting Chinese companies from American stock exchanges “is expected to have significant repercussions for the Chinese and US economies, as well as their companies, in the future.”

The White House has discussed some curbs on U.S. investments in China, a source familiar with the matter told CNBC last Friday.

But U.S. Treasury assistant secretary for public affairs, Monica Crowley, said in a statement over the weekend that “the administration is not contemplating blocking Chinese companies from listing shares on U.S. stock exchanges at this time. We welcome investment in the United States.”

Still, the Chinese propaganda arm criticized the move by the U.S. politicians, saying that they “seem to believe that a decoupling from China will be simple” and “won’t significantly impact its economy.”

Meanwhile, China’s top trade negotiator will be leading the country’s delegation to the U.S. for the next round of discussions one week after China’s National Holiday, Commerce Ministry Vice Minister Wang Shouwen said Sunday.

“We look forward to the 13th round of negotiations,” Wang said in Mandarin, according to a CNBC translation. “We hope both sides, on the basis of equal and mutual respect, jointly take care of each other’s concerns and, with a calm attitude, use negotiations to resolve differences, and find a resolution that’s beneficial to both sides.”

The U.S. and China have been locked in a protracted trade war for more than a year, with each country slapping tariffs on goods worth billions of dollars.

Chinese tech giants listed in the U.S. immediately reacted. Alibaba shares slipped more than 5% on the reports, while Baidu and JD.com also fell 3.6% and 6% respectively on Friday after the news came out.

— CNBC’s Evelyn Cheng contributed to this report.


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Sonos unveils its first portable speaker that goes outside and can survive in the rain

Sonos on Thursday unveiled the Sonos Move, its first portable speaker that can be taken outside and is designed to survive the rain. The Sonos Move will launch on Sept. 24 for $399, which means it’s not cheap, but it’s also pretty impressive. I had a chance to check it out before the announcement. People with existing Sonos setups at home who want a speaker that can be moved around the house or outside to the patio will like it.


Sonos on Thursday unveiled the Sonos Move, its first portable speaker that can be taken outside and is designed to survive the rain. The Sonos Move will launch on Sept. 24 for $399, which means it’s not cheap, but it’s also pretty impressive. I had a chance to check it out before the announcement. People with existing Sonos setups at home who want a speaker that can be moved around the house or outside to the patio will like it.
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Sonos unveils its first portable speaker that goes outside and can survive in the rain

Sonos on Thursday unveiled the Sonos Move, its first portable speaker that can be taken outside and is designed to survive the rain.

The Sonos Move will launch on Sept. 24 for $399, which means it’s not cheap, but it’s also pretty impressive. I had a chance to check it out before the announcement. People with existing Sonos setups at home who want a speaker that can be moved around the house or outside to the patio will like it.


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UK government doesn’t understand how the EU works, economist says

UK government doesn’t understand how the EU works, economist says21 Hours AgoMoritz Kraemer, chief economic advisor at Acreditus, says the U.K. has taken the wrong approach to negotiating with the EU on Brexit.


UK government doesn’t understand how the EU works, economist says21 Hours AgoMoritz Kraemer, chief economic advisor at Acreditus, says the U.K. has taken the wrong approach to negotiating with the EU on Brexit.
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UK government doesn't understand how the EU works, economist says

UK government doesn’t understand how the EU works, economist says

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Moritz Kraemer, chief economic advisor at Acreditus, says the U.K. has taken the wrong approach to negotiating with the EU on Brexit.


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UK reportedly considers deploying drones to the Gulf amid Iran tensions

President Trump ordered US firms to ditch China, but many already…President Trump rattled Wall Street when he demanded U.S. firms move production out of China. But some have already taken steps to do so, and, in earnings calls over the past… Investingread more


President Trump ordered US firms to ditch China, but many already…President Trump rattled Wall Street when he demanded U.S. firms move production out of China. But some have already taken steps to do so, and, in earnings calls over the past… Investingread more
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UK reportedly considers deploying drones to the Gulf amid Iran tensions

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China’s gas demand growth rate to slow in 2019, government report shows

President Trump ordered US firms to ditch China, but many already…President Trump rattled Wall Street when he demanded U.S. firms move production out of China. But some have already taken steps to do so, and, in earnings calls over the past… Investingread more


President Trump ordered US firms to ditch China, but many already…President Trump rattled Wall Street when he demanded U.S. firms move production out of China. But some have already taken steps to do so, and, in earnings calls over the past… Investingread more
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China's gas demand growth rate to slow in 2019, government report shows

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National Weather Service corrects Trump on Hurricane Dorian: ‘Alabama will not see any impacts’

President Trump ordered US firms to ditch China, but many already…President Trump rattled Wall Street when he demanded U.S. firms move production out of China. But some have already taken steps to do so, and, in earnings calls over the past… Investingread more


President Trump ordered US firms to ditch China, but many already…President Trump rattled Wall Street when he demanded U.S. firms move production out of China. But some have already taken steps to do so, and, in earnings calls over the past… Investingread more
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National Weather Service corrects Trump on Hurricane Dorian: 'Alabama will not see any impacts'

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