China’s broadcasting regulator said Thursday that the BBC had “undermined China’s national interests and ethnic solidarity” and was banning the British broadcaster’s world service. The BBC headquarters in London are seen here in 2016.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 12: A general view of Broadcasting House, the headquarters of the BBC on May 12, 2016 in London, England. A ‘white paper’ presented this morning by John Whittingdale, the culture secretary, include plans to publish the salary of it’s high profile personalities, a new governing board and competition for programme-making. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)