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SOAS in the media 18 December 2018

18 December 2018


BBC Today Programme: Steve Tsang interviewed on US and North Korea relations (1:18:30)

BBC World Service: Steve Tsang on US-North Korea relations

CPAC (Cable Public Affairs Channel – Canada): Steve Tsang discusses the shifting China-U.S. relationship and the possible geopolitical ramifications 


Times Higher Education: Reports on proposed changes to the SOAS Library

The Times: Oliver Urquhart-Irvine, incoming Director of SOAS Library Services from January 2019, was conferred the Royal Victorian Order (RVO) by the Queen upon conclusion of his tenure as Librarian and Deputy Keeper of the Royal Archives

Financial Times: Steve Tsang commented on the scale of smartphone apps for browsing the internet privately are owned by Chinese companies

Financial Times: Steve Tsang quoted on reports of China detained a former Canadian diplomat following Huawei CFO’s arrest


Research Fortnight: Reported on the proposed changes in the SOAS Library and published a correction and piece to clarify the School’s position on 17 December

BBC Online: Griseldis Kirsch featured in article on the rise of virtual celebrities and the role of anonymity could play in Japan

Discover Society: Manjeet Ramgotra published article on decolonising politics

Bloomberg Businessweek: Steve Tsang contributed in article on 40 years since market reforms in China and developments since then

The Irish Times: Steve Tsang comments on Xi Jinping’s leadership

RFI: Steve Tsang commented on China targeted Canada after Vancouver police detain high level tech executive


Wall Street Journal: Steve Tsang quoted in article on the 40 year anniversary of market reforms in China that helped to fuel economic growth

Coverage on the debate around safe spaces and comedy

The Telegraph (among others): ‘University society asked comedians to sign 'safe space' contract for event with no jokes about race, class or sex’

Guardian: Columnist Kenan Malik writes piece in the Guardian on ‘We could all do with being a little less sure of ourselves’

BBC Today Programme: Comedians Arthur Smith and Alison Spittle debate the reports with John Humphries (2:48:11)

BBC Radio London: Dotun Adebayo hosts guests to discuss safe spaces and comedy