(TheFreedomFlag.com)- It’s not just the American government and corporate media that seems to be in love with communist China…but the British media, too! According to The Telegraph, a British newspaper, experts recently “expressed further concern” at the relationship between Chinese Communist Party-linked tech firm, Tencent, and the British Broadcasting Corporation.
“Experts today expressed further concern at Tencent’s relationship with another leading British institution after it emerged that the BBC has signed a string of deals with the Chinese company since 2016 to co-produce a litany of the broadcaster’s flagship shows, including Sir David’s Blue Planet II,” the newspaper reported.
Tencent also reportedly worked with the BBC on a number of other “content-rich documentaries,” including Sir David Attenborough’s history program “Dynasties.”
The outlet revealed how the tech company worked with the publicly-funded British broadcasting group to produce “Seven Worlds, One Planet,” which aired on CCTV-9 in China. It was a documentary about nature, the environment, and global warming.
British Members of Parliament slammed the BBC’s “very unwise” decision to work with a company tied to the Chinese government.
The move, however, has been in the works for quite some time. The BBC Media Centre revealed the news in October 2018, explaining how BBC Studios “announced the launch of BBC Earth Tribe, a brand new BBC Earth fan community with the leading internet services provider in China, Tencent, as well as a co-production partnership for BBC Studios’ latest natural history landmark, Dynasties.”
David Weiland from BBC Studios said at the time how Chinese audiences had an appreciation for the BBC’s natural history content, which has been growing since the Blue Planet series was introduced.
“We are very excited to extend our partnership with Tencent with the co-production of Dynasties, and work with them to build a community of like-minded natural history fans, bringing our content beyond the screens to them via BBC Earth Tribe,” he said.
But the relationship between the BBC and the Chinese tech firm is now under great scrutiny, particularly after the United States State Department’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation said that the company is a “tool of the Chinese government” and that there is no meaningful way for the company to tell the Chinese Communist Party “no” if the company was asked for their help.
What exactly does the Chinese government want from the British state broadcasting company?