Detention of BBC journalist in China was "shocking and unacceptable" - UK PM Sunak spokesman

The detention of a BBC journalist in China who was covering protests against the country's zero-COVID policy was "shocking and unacceptable", a spokesman for British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Monday. Journalists must be able to do their jobs without fear of intimidation."


Reuters | London | Updated: 28-11-2022 18:30 IST | Created: 28-11-2022 18:04 IST
Detention of BBC journalist in China was "shocking and unacceptable" - UK PM Sunak spokesman
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The detention of a BBC journalist in China who was covering protests against the country's zero-COVID policy was "shocking and unacceptable", a spokesman for British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Monday. Britain will raise concerns with China about the response to protests while the government will continue to seek constructive relations with the country on other issues, the spokesman said.

"We will continue to raise our human rights concerns with the Chinese government at all levels as part of a frank and constructive relationship," he said. "The arrest of this journalist, who was simply going about their work, is shocking and unacceptable. Journalists must be able to do their jobs without fear of intimidation."

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