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China bans BBC World News from airwaves

UK and US slam Beijing for restricting media freedoms

Pedestrians walk past a BBC logo at Broadcasting House in London. The public service broadcaster has been blocked in China.   © Reuters

LONDON -- China's broadcasting regulator has banned the BBC World News from the country's airwaves, the latest salvo in a growing feud over press freedoms between London and Beijing.

The move drew a strong rebuke from the U.K., with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab saying it infringed on press freedoms and calling the measure "unacceptable."

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