There's something very suspect about this 'BBC' website in China

A 'BBC' website in China appeared to have been mimicking the old corporation.

If you had visited bbcnews.com.cn you would have been greeted with this image:

Picture: Screengrab

For comparison, this is what the BBC's Chinese language website currently looks like:

The top website actually belongs to the Business Broadcast of China - and has nothing to do with the British Broadcasting Corporation.

If you visit the website presently, the logo and layout has been substantially changed, following news stories reporting the similarities:

The manager of the website told the LA Times:

We think it’s not proper to have the same colour as the BBC, so we’re changing it to grey.

The Business Broadcast of China's had featured articles about the Panama Papers - a subject which Beijing leadership has banned in the country's media - without mentioning Chinese leaders who had been implicated in the tax scandal.

The front page of the Business Broadcast of China now features a statement criticising coverage of similarities, insisting that the company made it clear it bears no relationship to the BBC or the United Kingdom.

Keep reading...Show less
Please log in or register to upvote this article
The Conversation (0)