Hong Kong dumps BBC World Service for Chinese state broadcaster

Hong Kong dumps BBC World Service for Chinese state broadcaster
 

Tensions between Hong Kong and Beijing's ruling Communist Party leaders have grown in recent years, particularly over the “Occupy” civil disobedience movement in 2014 when tens of thousands of protesters blocked roads for 79 days demanding full democracy. 
Hong Kong returned from British to Chinese rule in 1997 with the promise of wide-ranging autonomy under a “one country, two systems” formula. 
An online petition, titled “RTHK: Give us back our BBC World Service”, had been signed by nearly 1,000 people in a bid to keep the British broadcaster's round-the-clock programming, saying the... read more

 
4 September 2017 in World News, Views: 40
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