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Beijing move comes a week after Britain’s media regulator revoked Chinese state television’s broadcast licence.
The Chinese government says it has banned BBC World News from broadcasting in China.
China’s National Radio and Television Administration made the announcement on Friday. It says the British television channel has violated the regulation that news must be truthful, and has harmed China’s national interest.
Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab denounced the decision as an unacceptable curtailing of media freedom. He said, “China has some of the most severe restrictions on media and internet freedom across the globe, and this latest step will only damage China’s reputation in the eyes of the world.”
China’s decision comes after a series of moves in Britain earlier this month.
The BBC reported that Uighur women had been sexually abused in China’s re-education camps in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The Chinese foreign ministry said the report has no factual basis at all.
China has also expressed strong opposition to Britain’s revocation of the license of China Global Television Network to broadcast in the United Kingdom.
The foreign ministry accused Britain of flouting freedom of the press on one hand while obstructing the operation of the Chinese broadcaster.nhk