Hong Kong/Beijing — Tencent live-streamed two National Basketball Association (NBA) games played outside China on Monday, even as the nation’s top broadcaster shuns the league because of a controversy about Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement.

The Chinese social media giant aired a game between the Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors and another between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Minnesota Timberwolves, according to its official programme. That’s despite the WeChat operator last week freezing broadcasts of two preseason games played in China: a pair of high-profile matchups between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai and Shenzhen last week...

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