Why China banned the BBC, and why it matters


There was one less TV channel for China’s 1.4 billion people to tune into during this Chinese New Year after the nation banned the BBC from broadcasting to its citizens.

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China’s National Radio and Television Administration said Friday that it won’t allow BBC World News to continue airing inside China and in Hong Kong. It accused the BBC of failing to meet the requirement for news to be truthful and fair, and accused it of damaging China’s national interests.’

The BBC said in a statement: “The BBC is the world’s most trusted international news broadcaster and reports on stories around the world fairly, impartially and without fear or favour.”

It added: “We are disappointed that the Chinese authorities have decided to take this course of action.”

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Beijing bans BBC news channel in retaliatory move

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China Bans BBC After The UK Revokes Chinese Global TV License

This is due to ‘serious content violations’ that include undermining ‘China’s national interests and ethnic solidarity’ as well as infringing ‘the principles of truthfulness and impartiality in journalism.’

‘As the channel fails to meet the requirements to broadcast in China as an overseas channel, BBC World News is not allowed to continue its service within Chinese territory,’

CGTN proposed to transfer the license to a new entity, but it was ultimately rejected by British regulators after receiving confirmation that the Chinese Communist Party would still be the one controlling it, therefore still breaking the UK law.

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China bans BBC World News – BusinessLine

The broadcasting regulator of China on Friday announced that it will ban the BBC from broadcasting its services in the country, accusing it of ‘harming China’s national interests’ and ‘undermining its national unity.’

The National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) of China has blocked BBC World News from broadcasting in the country. In its announcement (via New York Times), the broadcasting regulator said that the BBC had violated the relevant provisions of the ‘Regulations on the Administration of Radio and Television’ and the ‘Measures for the Administration of the Landing of Overseas Satellite TV Channels.’

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Date: 2021-02-12T10:40:42+05:30
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