BBC journalist leaves China citing threats, obstruction

By Cate Cadell and Tony Munroe BEIJING (Reuters) -The British Broadcasting Corp said on Wednesday one of its journalists in China had relocated to Taiwan, a move that comes amid criticism from Beijing of its reports on alleged human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang region. The journalist, John Sudworth, told BBC radio he moved with his family because it had become increasingly difficult to remain in the country. He had been under surveillance, faced threats of legal action, obstruction and intimidation, he said. “We left in a hurry, followed by plainclothes police all the w…

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