BBC disappointed by China's ban on BBC World News channel

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk past a BBC logo at Broadcasting House, as the corporation announced it will cut around 450 jobs from its news division, in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's BBC broadcaster said on Thursday it was disappointed that its world news channel had been barred from airing in China, after Chinese authorities said its reporting had seriously violated regulations.

"We are disappointed that the Chinese authorities have decided to take this course of action," a BBC spokeswoman said in an emailed statement.

"The BBC is the world’s most trusted international news broadcaster and reports on stories from around the world fairly, impartially and without fear or favour."

(Reporting by William James; Editing by Catherine Evans)