The protests in Hong Kong have prompted China to crack down on individuals and companies it claims are aiding the movement.
Several Bundesliga clubs are active in China. As the recent controversy involving the NBA has demonstrated, while the potential financial rewards are enormous, doing business with Chinese partners can be challenging.
Beijing's main state newspaper has said an app available for iPhones allows Hong Kongers to track the whereabouts of police. The paper has accused the app of promoting violence and "illegal acts."
Demonstrators have used cat-and-mouse tactics with riot police, diffusing into small groups to complicate policing efforts. But police have also responded with new methods — and more arrests.
More and more Western firms are relying on the vast Chinese market for their sales and profits. But doing business in China means toeing the Communist Party's line and any criticism can cost them business.
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