China ramps up its attempt to sensor news from Western Nations
For centuries the communist country has practiced censorship to the point it is engrained into the content they show to their citizens. None more egregious than that of the denying and scrubbing any reference to the Tiananmen Square massacre that took place on April 15, 1989.
The Chinese government murder hundreds and injured thousands of peaceful citizens protestor against a communist government. Martial was declined by President Yang Shangkun that saw tanks and armored vehicles used to kill Chinese citizens as the world watched in horror.
“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. The NRTA will not accept the channel’s broadcast application for the new year.” Said Xinhua China’s news regulator
“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. Said Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab
It is speculated that the BBC’s ban was in retaliation for having China’s State Run news organization stripped of its broadcasting license in the UK.