China bans BBC World News

February 12, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Chinese authorities banned the BBC World Service on Thursday, accusing the British broadcaster of not being “factual and fair,” according to a government statement.

The National Radio and Television Administration cited “the requirement that news should be truthful and fair” and not “harm China’s national interests.”

English-language BBC World News is not included in most TV channel packages in China but is available in some hotels and residences.