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China bans BBC news broadcasts

This must please the global anti-democracy, pro-authoritarian groups, those who attack any media outlet that presents information from a perspective different from theirs. Not me.

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What a joke. The BBC is the world’s premier news service. CGTN is the propaganda mouthpiece of the CCP.

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There is no difference between the two.

Do you really believe that?


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I'm going to put politics aside just to say that is one strikingly beautiful building in the picture. I've always loved it.

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Don’t watch BBC unless special topic.

biased. Same as CCTV.

recommend RT and Aljazeera and France 24. Sky?

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Such retaliation against BBC is seen as a necessity to counter propagation of fake and irresponsible news by BBC.

Wake up, Britain, this is not 1840 in the wake of Opium War when hopeless Qing's emperor was easily duped to surrender by sheer British deceptive propaganda.

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As China is the only country which doesn't allows its own citizen to enjoy the rights and censors the media to that level that it can't publish or write or telecast about the CCP or I can rather say media aren't allowed to show the truth and cruelty of CCP. As from so long BBC was getting threat from CCP not to show the truth but by the pressure BBC reduced to broadcast all stories whereas it kept showing bit. And now CCP has banned BBC news.

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Oh so the CCP doesn't like what the BBC says? Are they scared some truth may be revealed? Nyah nyah nyah. The truth will be revealed and one day the bottom will drop out for the CCP.

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The BBC is the world’s premier news service.

It’s one of the best in the English-speaking world. It pisses off left and right viewers and has been attacked by left and right governments.

Sounds like a decent job to me.

Screw the CCP.

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The CCP had to save face somehow so making a great spuddle over banning the BBC which is virtually completely blocked in China anyway, in retaliation was their obvious move. The fact that this will tarnish their already doubtful reputation is of little consequence to the CCP mafia safely ensconced in Beijing as they only care about the perception within China and that is carefully managed by propaganda and bullying so the majority have no idea of reality outwith the bubble that has been created around them. The rest of the world will be treated to a display of bare faced lies and wolf warrior faux righteous indignation.

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CGTN just has to move its headquarters to another country and go back on satellite receivable in the UK. Quite easy compared to the setback for the BBC in China. Please correct if I'm wrong but to my knowledge, satellite reception in China is allowed only from government controlled satellites. Via these you can watch international programs (mainly distributed for hotels etc.), slighty time delayed by a few seconds, and if something inconvenient starts to air, the program is faded to black. Hence a channel can easily be cancelled as well. Give three cheers for the good old short wave radio service, still important for citizens of certain countries.

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The CCP scared of free objective news, what a surprise.

xi, putin and lil kim all running scared of the truth!!!

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violated requirements that news reporting be true and impartial and undermined China's national interests and ethnic solidarity.

But China doesn't want the truth if it conflicts with CCP interests or is against the majority. They are racist towards minorities.

All news organizations have a bias.

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I'm surprised. I was always under the impression that BBC was already banned in China.

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