The fallout from comments attributed to Jack Ma about the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown highlights the balance business leaders need to strike in China between pleasing politicians and showing independence.
The British Broadcasting Corp., the U.K.’s publicly funded television and radio service, broke rules on severance payments in spending 25 million pounds ($38 million) over three years to cut top jobs, according to the government’s spending watchdog.
Prime Minister David Cameron shrugged off speculation over challenges to his leadership of Britain’s Conservative Party, saying he’s surrounded by “talented people” and is letting them get on with their jobs.
British Broadcasting Corp. Trust Chairman Chris Patten will suggest that restrictions on the commercial activities of the BBC should be tightened and that market-regulator Ofcom should carry out market-impact assessments to see whether the broadcaster’s plans could block commercial competitors or distort U.K. markets, the Financial Times reported.
Chris Patten , chairman of the BBC Trust, said the British broadcaster may axe a digital television channel and sports events as part of spending cuts, the Sunday Telegraph reported, citing an interview.
British Broadcasting Corp.’s two most senior news executives stepped aside, expanding the fallout from errors in child sex abuse investigations that caused Director General George Entwistle to quit over the weekend.
The British Broadcasting Corp. named Tony Hall, the head of the Royal Opera House who worked at the broadcaster for 28 years, as the next director general as it tries to recover from child sex-abuse scandals.
The British Broadcasting Corp., the 90-year-old media organization that runs U.K.’s most-watched TV channels, was urged by the head of its supervisory body to embark on a “radical overhaul” after errors surrounding a sexual-abuse investigation forced its director general to quit.