Major League Baseball expanded its contract with the Chinese firm Tencent, which has significant ties to the Chinese Communist Party.
The announcement was made on April 1st.
On April 2nd Major League Baseball moved the All-Star Game out of Georgia after state leaders passed a new election law that requires a photo ID to vote absentee in the state.
MLB said it was undemocratic.
The Epoch Times reported:
Major League Baseball had extended and expanded its contract with a Chinese telecommunications giant shortly before boycotting the state of Georgia over the league’s disagreement with the election reforms recently enacted by the Peach State’s democratically elected governor and legislature.
Chinese state media reported on April 1 that the MLB will continue to be aired on the streaming platform operated by Chinese tech giant Tencent, which has significant ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Tencent is of the Chinese companies that had temporarily dropped NBA