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.
BBC statement in response to Chinese ban of BBC World News pic.twitter.com/RpLwvW4OzO
— BBC News Press Team (@BBCNewsPR) February 11, 2021