Theirv has been a lot of noise in the media recently around the influence of Chinese tech companies in the UK as well as Russian and Iranian broadcasters, with multiple calls from the usual suspects for their influence to be curtailed or/ and suppressed, with fears over national security and the promotion of extremist content.
Yet this is exactly the same reason that China gives when China suppresses various media platforms. Whilst China and ‘authoritarian’ states may be more harsh on political dissidents than in the west that can partly be down to cultural and economic factors, we can see the west is growing more suppresive of dissidents with mass protests in France, greater suppresion of dissident voices esp in universities and shutting down and de platforming, doxxing and essentially state sanctioned bullying and harassment of political dissidents or even just free speech with groups like Antifa seemingly being given political protection and certainly a wide degree of support amongst elites.
I would rather hammer a nail into my head than trust the chinese (as a country/government not people individually)
Classic media spin on western politics is, pretend everything's fine and dandy and rebuff criticism with the whataboutery of China, Russia and anywhere else without their version of democracy.