China has banned the BBC in mainland China. State media reported that the British broadcaster would not have its licence renewed by China's media regulator at the start of the Chinese new year.
The move follows the decision last week by the UK TV
censor, Ofcom, to strip the Chinese state broadcaster CGTN of its licence in the UK.
The Chinese authorities claimed that BBC World News was found to have seriously violated regulations on radio and television management and on overseas satellite
television channel management in its China-related reports.
BBC World News was not available in most domestic news packages in China but could be viewed at some hotels.
Recent BBC reports on China's handling of the coronavirus outbreak and
abuses in Xinjiang's internment camps are thought to have infuriated the authorities.