BBC journalist John Sudworth in China. Photo: BBC
BBC journalist John Sudworth in China. Photo: BBC

European Union condemns China media ‘harassment’ after BBC journalist leaves country following legal threats

  • John Sudworth said he had quit China for Taiwan – along with his Irish journalist wife – after a ‘full-on propaganda attack’ from the authorities due to his reporting on Xinjiang rights abuses
  • Chinese state media and officials allegedly attacked Sudworth for his investigation of reported forced labour practices targeting Uygur Muslim minorities in Xinjiang’s cotton industry

BBC journalist John Sudworth in China. Photo: BBC
BBC journalist John Sudworth in China. Photo: BBC
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