BBC China correspondent strikes to Taiwan from Beijing as tensions develop

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"John's reporting has exposed truths the Chinese authorities did not want the world to know", the BBC said in a statement.

"Over the last few years the pressure and threats from the Chinese authorities as a result of my reporting here have been pretty constant", Sudworth told BBC radio.

Plenty of facts have already proven that the so-called "report" constantly cited by the USA side is full of fake information fabricated by Adrian Zenz, and the so-called "witnesses" are merely trained "actors", said Hua, adding that some media outlets played the role of "amplifier" and "rumor-broadcaster" during this process.

The BBC on Wednesday said it had relocated its China correspondent to Taiwan, a move that came after Chinese government attacks on both the reporter and the broadcaster over coverage of the Uyghurs in the country's Xinjiang region.

The FCCC says foreign journalists are "being caught up in diplomatic rows out of their control", and that the country's "abuse of Sudworth and his colleagues at the BBC forms part of a larger pattern of harassment and intimidation that obstructs the work of foreign correspondents in China".

He added that threats from Chinese authorities have "intensified" in recent months.

He had been reporting from China for more than nine years, first in Shanghai and then Beijing.

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"We face threats of legal action, as well as massive surveillance now, obstruction and intimidation, whenever and wherever we try to film", he added, reporting that he and his family had been "followed by plainclothes police" as they left to fly out of China. "Nor have we heard of any Chinese government department threatening him".

In a statement to media outlets, China's foreign ministry denied threatening the reporter and said Sudworth had not given any notice of his departure.

Xinjiang authorities said mid-March that Sudworth was the target of a civil lawsuit for producing "fake news" about the region.

"Why did he run away?"

Mr Sudworth said other foreign journalists had been forced to make similar journeys to Taiwan, where there is much greater press freedom.

The club noted that attacks on Sudworth and the BBC escalated after the British broadcasting regulator revoked the license of Chinese state TV channel CGTN in February.

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