Rand Paul Rips The MLB: The League ‘Might Be A Little Too Woke’ By Doing Business With Chinese Communists While Boycotting Georgia

Senator Rand Paul chastized the MLB for dealing with the Chinese Communist Party and accused the organization of numerous human rights violations, while boycotting Georgia, according to The Daily Wire.

“Your sports league might be a little too woke if it will freely do business with Communists in China and Cuba, but boycotts a US state that wants people to show an ID to vote,” Paul wrote.

“Over the last week, we have engaged in thoughtful conversations with Clubs, former and current players, the Players Association, and The Players Alliance, among others, to listen to their views,” Manfred said in a statement. “I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft.”

The MLB partnered with a state-owned Chinese group to grow the sport in China.

The MLB announced a 10-year deal with the Beijing Enterprises Real-Estate Group Ltd.

“We are thrilled to have a strategic alliance with Major League Baseball that seeks to enhance the playing level of professional baseball teams in China,” BEREGL chairman Qian Xu said in a statement.

“This new relationship with MLB also will seek to provide Chinese youth with new facilities to participate in this great game while advancing their education and learning valuable life lessons.”

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Two days prior to the announcement, the league extended a television deal with state-owned Chinese tech giant Tencent on Wednesday. The new deal grants Tencent the rights to stream MLB games to a number of Asian countries until 2023, according to Fox News.

Jim Small, then vice president and head of the league’s Asia Pacific operations, added: “This relationship with BEREGL will seek to accelerate our growth and to provide first-rate facilities and coaching for the increasing number of Chinese baseball players. We are honored to team up with one of China’s most forward-thinking, innovative and successful companies as we build momentum for baseball in the country.”

In January, then President Donald Trump accused the Chinese state of committing genocide against religious minorities in Xinjiang, a supposedly autonomous region in China that has suffered a similar fate as Hong Kong as Beijing has increasingly cracked down on Xinjiang residents.

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