On Friday, the Hong Kong Public Broadcasting Corporation (RTHK) also said it would stop broadcasting BBC News, ending the practice of broadcasting the BBC World Service from 11pm to 7am, and Chinese state media received the news with a sense of victory, while US and British officials criticized resolution. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab described the move as an “unacceptable restriction of media freedom”. A BBC spokeswoman said in an email to reporters that the BBC “is disappointed that the Chinese authorities have decided to take this action.” “The BBC is the most trusted international news anchor in the world and reports on stories from around the world in a fair and honest manner and without fear or favor.” The announcement, which arrived with the Lunar New Year holiday in China, followed recent disagreements between Chinese officials and BBC News: It also came just one week after the British media regulator withdrew the Chinese state-run TV channel CGTN from the airwaves. British due to alleged errors in the application to transfer its license to another company. Forced Labor of the Uyghur Ethnic Minority in China’s Cotton Industry in Xinjiang. Chinese state media criticized the work, calling it “fake news” and accusing the BBC of political bias. The Broadcasting Regulatory Authority of China has suspended BBC News broadcasts in the country due to “serious content violation”, according to the official Chinese news agency Xinhua. (Reuters) “Far from being fake news, our evidence, along with post-publication propaganda designed to undermine it, is evidence of a concerted effort to control the narrative, stretching from shadow owners in unmarked cars, all the way to the national government,” wrote John Sudworth. , One of the team that later published the story. The NRTA in China did not detail why BBC News had stopped broadcasting or how the move might affect the organization’s staff in the country, but said any new applications for a license would not be considered. The Global Times, run by the Communist Party of China, said the BBC would not be available anywhere on the Chinese mainland. Some Chinese academics who spoke to the Global Times, which is known for its nationalist stance, said the next step could be the expulsion of journalists. Even before the ban, BBC News was not widely available in China, and most of it was limited to hotels that cater to foreigners and even in the country. Often times she was censored. The decision by RTHK may be most felt in the city, which is a former British colony with a large English-speaking population. In a tweet shortly after the announcement, Raab said the Chinese decision was an “unacceptable restriction of media freedom” and indicated that China already has some “stricter restrictions” on media and internet freedoms in the world. “This latest move will only harm China’s reputation in the eyes of the world,” State Department spokesman Ned Price added. In a briefing on Thursday, the US government condemned the BBC News ban, adding that China maintains “one of the most controlled, oppressive, and least free information spaces in the world”. The Office of Communications (OFCOM), the British regulator broadcast, has not cited CGTN’s English language content in revoking its license. The regulator conducted an investigation that concluded that the license was wrongly reserved by a company called Star China Media Ltd. OFCOM stated that its investigation found that the company did not control CGTN content, as required by British law, and that editorial decisions were made by China Central Television, a company controlled by the Chinese Communist Party that is ineligible for a license due to its government ties, and a last-minute attempt to register the license was also rejected. For another company due to lack of information in the app. In response to OFCOM’s decision, reported by The Guardian, CGTN drew comparisons between the BBC and other state-funded stations, such as Japan’s NHK. The BBC has long asserted that there is a distinction between broadcasters who are controlled by the state and those that receive public funding but are editorially independent, and this report has been updated.