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The BBC has claimed China is blocking shortwave radio broadcasts of its World Service, in what could be retaliation for its attempts to cover the recent hacking allegations against the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). In a no-nonsense statement, the Beeb said it “strongly condemns” the behaviour, “which is designed to disrupt …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    They had better stop jamming by this summer...

    ...or I'll be pissed off. We're heading to a tropical beach in SE Asia for a month this year and I'd like to tune into BBC WS on my trusty shortwave radio from the comfort of my hammock without interference.

    亲爱的中国。请你检点一些,并根据正义的原则。Thank you. Peace.

  2. Sirius Lee

    China adding fire to the Mandiant smoke

    The world over we can rely on those in government being a dumb as posts. What moron would provide the appearance of confirmation of a finger-in-the-air story such as the one by Mandiant in such a crude way? Now the world has reason to believe the Mandiant line to be accurate even if it's complete fiction.

    Or maybe, Chinese the government employs genii and this is a double-bluff to get focus on some non-descript building labelled by Mandiant while the serious work takes place elsewhere.

    Or maybe...

  3. Stretch


    how exactly?

    1. JeffyPooh

      Re: impartial?

      BBC WS uses "credibility pieces" (*) that are gently critical of (for example) the Government of the Day to support trust in their gentle propaganda based on an assumption that the Western/UK way of life is better **.

      * That's the official name of the slightly-critical items; BBC WS had a whole radio show on the topic (amazingly recursive if you think about it).

      ** A mostly true statement anyway (except the teeth that tend to look like a direction sign at the North Pole).


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