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Radio 24 - 08 August 2017
Steve Tsang interviewed on President Xi Jingping’s speech about the PLA.

Phoenix TV - 08 August 2017
Steve Tsang interviewed on President Xi Jingping’s speech about the PLA.

South China Morning Post - 07 August 2017
Steve Tsang quoted in an article on what to expect from the Communist Party congress.

India Today - 03 August 2017
Steve Tsang interviewed about Xi Jingping's tightening grip on the Communist Party ahead of leadership congress.

Bloomberg - 02 August 2017
Steve Tsang quoted in an article entitled ‘The Conglomerate That Troubles China’.
 

The Guardian - 01 August 2017
Steve Tsang discussed President Xi Jingping’s speech marking the 90th birthday of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

BBC World Service - 01 August 2017
Steve Tsang interviewed for Dan Damon Show on President Xi Jingping’s speech about the PLA.

Philippine Daily Inquirer - 01 August 2017
Steve Tsang  mentioned in article about PDP - Laban.

El Mercurio - 30 July 2017
Steve Tsang  interviewed about President Xi Jinping's ambitions to stay in power after 2022. 

Huffington Post - 28 July 2017
Steve Tsang  discussed how President Xi Jinping will solidify his power in the upcoming Party Congress.

Le Monde - 25 July 2017
Steve Tsang interviewed about China's 19th Party congress.

Financial Times - 24 July 2017
Steve Tsang interviewed in article about Sun Zhengcai facing corruption probe.

Politiken - 24 July 2017
Steve Tsang interviewed about China's Politburo member Sun Zhengcai.

News.com.au - 23 July 2017
Yuka Kobayashi interviewed about China's Belt and Road initiative.

Linkedin - 21 July 2017
Steve Tsang discussed China facing Communist party infighting for the next five years.

South China Morning Post - 19 July 2017
Steve Tsang discussed Sun Zhengcai being placed under investigation.

Chatham House - 19 July 2017
Steve Tsang interviewed about the death of Liu Xiaobo, Chinese Nobel laureate and human rights campaigner. 

Monocle Radio - 25 July 2017
Steve Tsang discussed the Abbas visit to China.

Radio 4 - 25 July 2017
Jieyu Liu interviewed on China’s two-child policy.

Taipei Times - 22 July 2017
Steve Tsang discussed the banning of Pooh bear.

The Korea Times -  21 July 2017
Steve Tsang discussed US-China relations.

Voice of America - 20 July 2017
Steve Tsang discussed US-China relations.

Taiwan Sentinel - 20 July 2017
Dafydd Fell published an article on Taiwan's 30th anniversary of lifting martial law.

Taipei Times - 20 July 2017
Dafydd Fell's book Social Movements in Taiwan was reviewed.

South China Morning Post -09 July 2017
Steve Tsang discussed US-China relations.

The Independent - 18 July 2017
Steve Tsang discussed China’s ban on Winnie the Pooh.

South China Morning Post - 18 July 2017
Steve Tsang discussed the upcoming National Congress in China and the investigation into Sun Zhengcai.

Taiwan Sentinel - 16 July 2017
Dafydd Fell published an article on political divisions in Taiwan.

RFI - 15 July 2017
Steve Tsang discussed pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong.

South China Morning Post - 14 July 2017
Steve Tsang discusses the reluctance of key Western powers to stand up for China’s dissident Liu Xiaobo and his family.

The Irish Times - 13 July 2017
Steve Tsang discussed the upcoming National Congress in China.

TRT World - 06 July 2017
Steve Tsang discussed Hong Kong’s culture in relation to China. 

Financial Times
Steve Tsang quoted in the article ‘China’s best-known dissident Liu Xiaobo dies in custody’.

Radio Poland 
Steve Tsang discussed the death of China’s best-known dissident Liu Xiaobo.

BBC World Service Newshour - 11 July 2017
Steve Tsang interviewed on President Xi at the G20.

The Conversation - 11 July 2017
Enze Han published article 'How to gauge China’s development in its ethnic minority regions? Watch it light up from space'.

South China Morning Post - 08 July 2017
Steve Tsang commented on human rights in China.

South China Morning Post - 06 July 2017
Steve Tsang interviewed on US and China relations.

NBC News - 06 July 2017
Steve Tsang commented on Trump's tweets on trade with China.

The Japan Times - 02 July 2017
Steve Tsang interviewed on China-UK relations.

Bloomberg - 01 July 2017
Steve Tsang interviewed on China's dismissal of U.K treaty.

The Irish Times - 29 June 2017
Steve Tsang interviewed in article on the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China.

Sky News, BBC World News, BBC Local Radio, BBC Cornwall, BBC Scotland, France 24, Financial Times: Steve Tsang discussed the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China.

South China Morning Post - 27 June 2017
Steve Tsang interviewed about the value of Hong Kong to China.

LMTonline - 24 June 2017
Steve Tsang interviewed on wealth disparity in Hong Kong.

Taipei Times - 21 June 2017
Dafydd Fell interviewed in article on the new Taiwan indigenous project.

BBC - 14 June 2017
Dafydd Fell quoted on Taiwan-Panama relations.

SCMP, Bloomberg - 20 June 2017
Steve Tsang interviewed on Panama-Taiwan relations.

Asia Sentinel - 19 June 2017
Steve Tsang interviewed in article "China Declares All-out Diplomatic War on Taiwan."

Ta Kung Pao - 19 June 2017
Steve Tsang interviewed on Hong Kong's independence.

Bloomberg - 13 June 2017
Interview with Steve Tsang on Hong Kong's huge wealth gap.

The Diplomat - 07 June 2017
Interview with Ulrich Volz on US-China relations

South China Morning Post - 07 June 2017
Steve Tsang discussed UK-China relations.

Newsweek - 31 May 2017
Steve Tsang interviewed on China's new cyber-security law.

Monocle Radio - 06 June 2017
Steve Tsang interviewed on Japan-China-North Korea relations.

South China Morning Post - 15 May 2017
Steve Tsang discussed the possibility of a new Silk Road.

The Globe and Mail - 16 May 2017
Steve Tsang interviewed about globalisation and China's 'Belt and Road' initiative.

South China Morning Post - 15 May 2017
Steve Tsang quoted in article about China's next Silk Road summit.

BBC World Service
Dafydd Fell and Bi-yu Chang appeared on the BBC World Service to discuss the history of Taiwan.

South China Morning Post - 15 May 2017
Steve Tsang interviewed about China's 'Belt and Road' initiative.

The Guardian - 14 May 2017
Steve Tsang quoted in article about Joshua Wong, leader of Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella movement.

BBC World - 30 April 2017
Steve Tsang discussed China’s relationship with North Korea.

Monocle - 2 May 2017
Steve Tsang discussed China’s relationship with North Korea.

CNN - 2 May 2017
Jieyu Liu quoted in an article entitled ‘China's all-girl boy band.

BBC Three Counties
Steve Tsang discussed China’s role in the North Korea situation.

BBC News - 06/04/17
Jieyu Liu interviewed about Chinese millennials and home ownership.

Strait Times - 08/04/17
Steve Tsang interviewed about Xi Jinping urging Trump to cooperate on trade, investment.

South China Morning Post - 08/04/17
Steve Tsang discussed Washington's 100-day plan to narrow its trade deficit with Beijing.

South China Morning Post - 08/04/17
Steve Tsang discussed China's bargaining opportunity with the US.

Bloomberg - 07/04/17
Steve Tsang discussed Trump's relationship with Xi Jinping.

Newsnight - 06/04/17
Steve Tsang interviewed on US-China relations.

Today - 06/04/17
Steve Tsang discussed Trump's meeting with Xi Jinping.

France 24 - 06/04/17
Steve Tsang interviewed about Trump's first meeting with Xi Jinping.

The Irish Times - 05/04/17
Steve Tsang discussed Trump's meeting with Xi Jinping regarding trade and North Korea.

South China Morning Post - 01/04/17
Steve Tsang quoted on US-China relations.

Newsweek - 24/03/17
Steve Tsang quoted on Hong Kong’s relationship with China.

South China Morning Post - 27/03/17
Steve Tsang interviewed on China’s Communist Party constitution.

BBC - 23/03/17
Ernest Caldwell and Dafydd Fell quoted on extradition cases of Taiwanese fraud suspects to China by third party governments.

The News Lens - 21/03/17
Ernest Caldwell quoted on transitional justice and Taiwan's government under President Tsai Ing-wen.

South China Morning Post - 17/03/17
Steve Tsang interviewed on US-China relations.

FDi Intelligence - 16/03/17
Steve Tsang interviewed on foreign investment in China.

Los Angeles Times - 15/03/17
Steve Tsang interviewed on US-China relations.

The Japan Times - 13/03/17
Steve Tsang interviewed on China's 2017 defence budget.

The Bridge - 13/02/17
Steve Tsang mentioned as an influential mentor in an interview with his former student.

Taipei Times - 10/02/17
Dafydd Fell interviewed in an article on the Centre of Taiwan Studies’ Film and Book Week and Taiwan Studies at SOAS.

CNN - 10/02/17
Steve Tsang quoted on US-North Korea relations.

China’s National People’s Congress
Wall Street Journal - 02/03/17
Steve Tsang provided comment on China’s National People’s Congress

China's annual parliament
The Irish Times - 01/03/17
Steve Tsang interviewed about China's annual parliament.

US-China relations
CNBC - 23/02/17
Steve Tsang provided comment on US-China relations.

19th Party Congress
Calcalist - 17/02/17
Steve Tsang provided comment on the upcoming 19th Party Congress.

US-China relations
Share Radio - 28/02/17
Steve Tsang interviewed on US-China relations.

Donald Tsang
Verdict - 23/02/17
Steve Tsang quoted on the corruption sentence of former Hong Kong leader, Donald Tsang.

US-China relations
South China Morning Post - 17/02/17
Steve Tsang quoted on US-China relations.

Hong Kong Human Rights
BBC China - 17/02/17
Steve Tsang interviewed on the US Senators’ bill on HK human rights.

One-China Policy
Bloomberg News - 10/02/17
Steve Tsang interviewed on Trump reaffirming One-China.

BBC News - 10/02/17
Steve Tsang interviewed on the Trump One-China policy.

Xiao Jianhua
New York Times - 10/02/17
Steve Tsang quoted in a story on Xiao Jianhua.

US-China Relations
France 24 - 07/02/17
Steve Tsang interviewed on the power shift in US-China relations since Trump election. 

Call the Midwife
BBC - 05/02/17
Jieyu Liu advised the BBC on the script for Call the Midwife: Series 6: Episode 3 where Barbara cares for a Chinese first-time mother.

South China Sea Dispute
RFI - 31/01/17
Steve Tsang interviewed on China-US relations focusing on the South China Sea disputes.

Zhou Youguang, Chinese economist and linguistics expert
BBC Last Word - 31/01/17
Yan Jiang provided commentary on the Chinese economist and linguistics expert Zhou Youguang who came up with the Pinyin system of turning Chinese characters into Roman letters.

China Population Crisis
NBC News - 28/01/17
Jieyu Liu interviewed on China's demographic crisis.

Xi Jinping Davos Visit
Monocle 24 - 24/01/17
Steve Tsang interviewed on Xi Jinping’s visit to Davos

South China Morning Post - 24/01/17
Steve Tsang interviewed on Xi Jinping’s visit to Davos

South China Sea Dispute
Radio France International - 24/01/17
Steve Tsang interviewed on China-US relations focusing on the South China Sea disputes

US-China-Taiwan relations
BBC World - 13/01/2017
Steve Tsang interviewed on US-China-Taiwan relations as President Tsai of Taiwan plans to make transit stops in the USA en route to Latin America

Wall Street Journal, Asia Sentinel, South China Morning Post, BBC China: Steve Tsang quoted on the US and Trump's relationship with China and the Communist Party's national congress

Trump's Presidency on Chinese Economy
RT TV - 09/12/16
Hong Bo interviewed on why the 2008 financial crisis affected China differently and the possible impacts of Trump's presidency on the Chinese economy

Trump's Relationship with Taiwan
Buzzfeed - 03/12/16
Steve Tsang quoted on Trump’s relationship with Taiwan

Research into Chinese Art
China Daily - 16/11/16
Shane McCausland quoted on academic research into Chinese art

US elections and impact on East Asia
BBC World News - November 16
Yuka Kobayashi interviewed on the US elections and impact on East Asia

Hong Ling Exhibition
Irish Times - October 16
SOAS’s Brunei Gallery mentioned in an article on their recent exhibition on Hong Ling

Terracotta Army
ERT (Greece) - October 16
George Manginis discussed the latest developments around the Terracotta Army

Queen's "rude" remarks on the recent Chinese State Visit
BBC News Victoria Derbyshire programme, Newsbeat (also in the Nationals: The Times, The Sun, Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph) - 11/05/16
Michel Hockx interviewed on the Queen's "rude" remarks on the recent Chinese State Visit.
Radio 4: Jieyu Liu provided commentary on Chinese culture in relation to the Queen's remarks on the recent Chinese State Visit.

Tim Pringle on the impact of labour shortage during Spring Festival
CCTV America Broadcast - 05/02/16
Tim Pringle discussed the impact of labour shortage during the spring festival.

开放二胎经济“增半点”遭专家质疑
BBC Chinese - 10/11/15
Jieyu Liu interviewed on the economic prospect of China’s recent move to scrape one-child policy.

Myth: the young have turned their backs on marriage
The Guardian - 05/11/15
Jieyu Liu was interviewed on marriage in China.

Gender inequalities at work in urban China
The University of Nottingham China Policy Institute Blog - 02/11/15
Jieyu Liu published a blog article on gender inequalities in the Chinese workplace.

视频讨论:如何看中国取消独生子女政策?
BBC Chinese - 02/11/15
Jieyu Liu participated in an online video discussion on China’s recent changes in one-child policy.

China's one-child policy
Channel 4 News - 29/10/15
Jieyu Liu interviewed for report by Lindsey Hilsum on changes in China's one-child policy.

China’s move to scrape the one-child policy
Al Jazeera English News - 29/10/15
Jieyu Liu interviewed on China’s move to scrape the one-child policy.

点评中国:中国延迟退休不能一刀切
BBC Chinese - 26/10/15
Jieyu Liu published an article for BBC Chinese on China’s recent policy move to extend retirement age.

China's Other Women
Time - 22/10/15
Jieyu Liu interviewed on mistresses in China.

The rise of online literature in China
Time Out Beijing - 22/10/15
Professor Michel Hockx interviewed on the rise of online literature in China.

Extensive coverage on President Xi Jinping's state visit
Various news channels - 22/10/15
Michel Hockx interviewed live by BBC World News outside Buckingham Palace and covered the news with LBC, BBC 5 Live and the US station National Public Radio.
Hong Bo covered trade relations between the two countries with BBC World News Asia Business Report, Sky News and provided a round up of the visit with CCTV News.
Stephen Chan was interviewed on Al Jazeera and BBC UK Black, the latter on China's involvement in Africa.

While Xi Jinping charms Britain, China's struggling women wait
The Telegraph - 21/10/15
Jieyu Liu was quoted on gender equality in China in relation to the President being accompanied by his wife on his visit.

Chinese culture permeates fabric of British society
China Daily - 21/10/15
Xiaoning Lu quoted in China Daily, Global Times, Sina English, China Europe on Chinese cultural influences in the UK.

UK steel maker to lay off 1,200 amid cheap Chinese imports
Mail Online - 20/10/15
Damian Tobin discussed the UK steel industry and Chinese imports in relation to the visit with Associated Press, the article was reported extensively, including in Mail Online, Yahoo News and in North American Press including CNBC, Capital Bay and Canadian Business Magazine.

The view from China: 'golden friendship' with UK not yet a love affair
The Guardian - 20/10/15
Michel Hockx interviewed on George Osborne's visit to Xinjiang.

Ahead of UK visit: Xi Jinping acknowledges misgivings about Beijing-London relations but says solution is in increasing overseas trade and also... football
South China Morning Post - 19/10/15
Michel Hockx interviewed on Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Britain.

U.K.’s Courtship of China Draws Criticism
The Wall Street Journal - 18/10/15
Michel Hockx interviewed in advance of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Britain.

Britain has made 'visionary' choice to become China's best friend, says Xi
The Guardian - 18/10/15
Michel Hockx quoted on Britain's relationship with China.

Is China's Population near a Peak?
China Radio International - 15/10/2015
Jieyu Liu commented on the issue 'Is China's Population near a Peak?'

Are Our Kids Tough Enough? Chinese School
The Sun - 04/08/2015 
Michel Hockx provided insight on Chinese education in reference to the BBC's new Chinese school programme.

Are Our Kids Tough Enough? Chinese School 
BBC World News - 03/08/2015 
Jieyu Liu interviewed on the differences between British and Chinese school, in light of the BBC's 'Are Our Kids Tough Enough? Chinese School' programme

财智对话
ICS (International Channel Shanghai) - 28/07/2015 
Shane McCausland featured in a one-hour programme on the recent Ding Yi exhibition in Shanghai. 

Female President Of Taiwan
BBC Woman's Hour - 22/07/2015
Dafydd Fell was interviewed about Taiwan's next president being a woman and what this mean for women living in the only Chinese democracy. 

Taiwan poised to elect female president in historic first
The Guardian - 19/07/2015
Dafydd Fell quoted in article

Second World Congress of Taiwan Studies
Taipei Times - 18/06/2015
Dafydd Fell featured in article reporting on the Second World Congress of Taiwan Studies held at SOAS.

China's restructuring of its economic structure and regional re-distribution of manufacturing firms
China Economic Daily - 18/06/2015
Hong Bo quoted

Chinese model of operating the economy
China Economic Daily - 18/06/2015
Hong Bo quoted

China's structural economic transformation
China Economic Daily - 17/06/15
Ulrich Volz quoted

Chinese housing bubble
China Economic Daily - 08/06/15
Ulrich Volz quoted

Exhibition of Ding Yi's work, curated by Shane McCausland
Extensive coverage of an exhibition of work by Ding Yi, one of the most celebrated artists in China today, held in Shanghai at the Long Museum. Coverage and interviews with Shane McCausland are in art collectors magazine Diancang, Artouch.com, Art289, Phoenix TV, Artron.Net and here, Hiart.cn, Leap (Yishujie) and more.

SOAS art historian curates exhibition for acclaimed Chinese artist
Shane McCausland, Reader in the History of Art of China, travelled to Shanghai to curate an exhibition of work by artist Ding Yi.

僑社之聲
Taiwan's Macroview- 03/06/2015
Dafydd Fell interviewed about the World Congress of Taiwan Studies Conference at SOAS.

Novelists help China’s soft power push in Latin America
South China Morning Post - 20/05/2015
Michel Hockx interviewed on Mo Yan and the influence of Chinese literature abroad today. 

Mapping China's New Silk Road Initiative
Forbes - 08/04/2015
“It certainly makes for a nice announcement and it has a nice name,” says Damian Tobin, lecturer at the China Institute, School of Oriental and African studies, University of London.

Beijing Shuts Down Coal Power Plants as Air Pollution Costs Economy
Newsweek - 26/03/2015
"Dr Harald Heubaum, lecturer in global energy and climate policy at the London-based School of Oriental and African Studies, says Beijing’s decision is being motivated by economic factors and local unrest at pollution, rather than the global issue of climate change."

The Han that rock the cradle
The Economist - 14/03/2015
"Though they are not Chinese citizens, the Kokang’s ethnicity increases domestic pressure on China’s government to respond in some way, reckons Enze Han of the School of Oriental and African Studies in London."

Oh China, this isn't how to solve your 'girl problem'
The Telegraph - 27/02/2015
"The latest reports are nothing new,” explains Dr Liu Jieyu, Deputy Director of the SOAS China institute. “Illegal gender determination has just found a new guise and attacking these channels is plastering over deeper issues”.

China to Force Authors to Provide Real Names When Publishing Online
New York Times - 26/01/2015
"Instead, the new document is likely to have the greatest impact on the many amateur authors who publish online without contracts, said Michel Hockx, a professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and the author of a forthcoming book on Chinese Internet literature."

Is democracy wrong for China?
Al Jazeera - 19/12/2014
"Joining this discussion are Dr Diane Wei Liang, a business professor and novelist who participated in the student protests at Tiananmen Square in 1989; Dr Martin Jacques, the author of the bestselling book When China Rules the World and co-founder of the think-tank Demos; and Professor Stephen Chan, a professor of International Relations at SOAS in London and former international civil servant."

学者:李银河否认“出柜 ”打击中国女同社群 (Scholar Li Yinhe’s denial of being “out of the closet” strikes a blow to the Chinese lesbian community)
BBC Chinese Service – 19/12/2014
Dr Jieyu Liu is interviewed regarding Li Yinhe’s blog article. “李银河能够公开谈论自己的性取向和私人生活,是一件非常勇敢的事情。因为在中国这种社会环境下,谈论性是一个文化上的禁忌,而且她的私生活不是主流意义上的异性恋生活,而是她所尝试的异性恋生活。在这种情况下,她公开发表这样的文章是非常有意义的,把这些事情放在公开的层面来讨论。”

Money: A Potted History
BBC World Service - 18/12/2014
Dr Shane McCausland talks through the first paper money under the rule of Kublai Khan in China.

Splits emerge in protest ranks as Hong Kong stand-off continues
The Conversation - 2/12/2014 
Article by Professor Michel Hockx.

How China has fallen in love with private education
CNN - 21/11/2014
Michel Hockx commented on private education in China. "People who are aware of what education systems are like in other parts of the world are becoming increasingly impatient with the Chinese education system."

China’s Censors Take on Virtual Private Networks
The Diplomat - 06/11/2014
"Michel Hockx, a professor at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, notes rumors that the Chinese government had begun filtering VPN traffic. That would mean censors not only identified VPNs but selectively limited web traffic through them."

Embarrassment
BBC World Service - 26/10/14
Dr Jieyu Liu a guest on the programme discussing how the different generations in China view the reasons for embarrassment

Husband factor: Why women in China are afraid to discuss the Hong Kong protests
The Telegraph - 23/10/2014
"Dr Liu, Deputy Director at the SOAS China Institute in London, thinks that as China gets richer, it may be leavings its women behind: “Economic development has been the sole driver of reform in the last 30-years and women's status did not feature at all in those objectives.”

Hong Kong democracy protesters care about their own future, not the mainland’s
The Conversation - 13/10/2014
Article by Dr Enze Han

Opportunities in the East for UK farming exports
Farmers Guardian - 10/10/2014
Dr Jieyu Liu is deputy director at the School of Oriental and African Studies' China Institute. She said: "A lot of the Chinese middle classes are pushing online shopping..."

Protests a warning to China of dangers posed by Hong Kong wealth gap
The Conversation - 29/09/2014
Article by Dr Damian Tobin

More universities grow interested in modern China
University World News - 20/09/2014
"Now several universities – including Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester and Cambridge – are producing more research on modern China, even as the number offering degrees in European cultures declines. SOAS, University of London recently established a new China Institute."

Butlers cleaning up
Mail Online - 19/09/2014
"Michel Hockx, Professor of Chinese at SOAS University of London, said using western culture had a lot to do with status symbols."

Alternative politics offers choices
Taipei Times - 15/09/2014
Article by Dafydd Fell

Can Chinese writing survive the computer age?
China Outlook - 13/08/2014
Article featured Professor Michel Hockx