• BBC News pulled off air by China, countries react


    Beijing: China’s broadcasting regulator on Thursday pulled BBC World News off air following the airing of a controversial report on China’s treatment of its Uighur minority in their country. China has accused BBC World News of flouting guidelines of China’s media rules.

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    The decision came just days after Britain's own regulator revoked the licence of Chinese broadcaster CGTN for breaking UK law on state-backed ownership, and provoked angry accusations of censorship from London.

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    The move will do little to improve relations between the two countries, which have been increasingly strained by China's introduction of a security law in Britain's former colony, Hong Kong.

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    Britain has also banned Chinese telecoms group Huawei from involvement in its 5G network after the United States raised spying fears.

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