Of course they haveSaid before, the BBC sit right in the centre of accepted opinion(left/right). The trouble being all three of those stances, have become less and less representative of the wider public and more and more authoritarian... The BBC talks a lot about human rights, but seems to have a soft spot for china.
BBC Radio 4 - Today, 21/10/2015, China ‘more authoritarian’ than in 1989
Why have two reporters in Wuhan disappeared?
Beijing's sharp turn to authoritarianism