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BBC World News banned in China in broadcast retaliation

BBC World News has been banned from airing in China in an apparent act of retaliation after the UK withdrew the licence of the country’s state broadcaster. China’s National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) today said it was pulling the service off air due to “serious content violations”, CGTN reported. The regulator claimed the BBC had “seriously violated” the requirement for news reporting to be true and impartial, adding that its China-related coverage had “undermined China’s national interests and ethnic solidarity”. “As the channel fails to meet the requirements to broadcast in China as an overseas channel, BBC World News…