China Has an Apology Playbook. The NBA Has Another Idea.

The Wall Street Journal Lifestyle 2 months ago

SHANGHAI—China usually gets what it wants from companies that come here and play by its rules. But what Beijing wants in its standoff with the NBA is the one concession the league has been unwilling to make: an apology.

Many a company has apologized to China after “hurting the feelings of the Chinese people” with hardly any notice back home. But this confrontation is different. And the result is that China’s traditional apology ritual is being mangled.

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