Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Ruairidh J. Brown
Opinion

Opinion

Ruairidh J. Brown and Nicholas Ross Smith

How Britain’s CGTN ban shows Western insecurity over China’s rise

  • Cold War parallels are imperfect, but one area where significant competition already exists and could spiral out of control is the battle to assert the ‘truth’
  • The UK’s ban of a Chinese state media outlet is a sign of deeper change and fear that China’s authoritarianism gives it an inherent advantage in a battle for the ‘truth’

Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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