Press release

China’s decision to ban BBC World: Foreign Secretary's statement

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab comments on the Chinese decision to ban the broadcasting of BBC World News.

Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab said:

China’s decision to ban BBC World News in mainland China is an unacceptable curtailing of media freedom.

China has some of the most severe restrictions on media and internet freedoms across the globe, and this latest step will only damage China’s reputation in the eyes of the world.

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Published 11 February 2021