BBC statement regarding China blocking BBC News website

Date: 15.10.2014     Last updated: 15.10.2014 at 17.16
Category: Corporate; News

The BBC website has today been blocked in China.

Director of the BBC World Service Group Peter Horrocks said: “The BBC strongly condemns any attempts to restrict free access to news and information and we are protesting to the Chinese authorities. This appears to be deliberate censorship. 

“The BBC provides impartial, trusted news to millions of people around the world, and attempts to censor our news services show just how important it is to get our accurate information to them.” 

BBC Press Office