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SOAS in the Media: 2-8 November

9 November 2021

Items related to Asia 

  • Financial Times, Irish Times, Folha: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, comments on Xi Jinping's plan for a third term by adopting Mao and Deng's power ploy - 08 Nov
  • The Guardian: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, comments on the cost of Taiwan’s pursuit of Covid zero - 08 Nov
  • TIME: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Insitute, comments on some Western businesses pulling out of the Chinese market - 05 Nov
  • VOA News: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, comments on the dissolving of student unions in Hong Kong as a result of the controversial national security law - 08 Nov
  • BBC World Service Radio: Dr Amy Matthewson, Research Associate at the Department of History, Religions & Philosophies, discusses the long-lasting influence of Fu Manchu and racist stereotypes about China and the Chinese which shaped popular thinking in the West - 03 Nov
  • France24: Olivia Cheung, Research Fellow, at the China Institute, comments on Xi Jinping's plan for a third term by adopting Mao and Deng's power ploy - 08 Nov 
  • Capital Ethiopia Newspaper: Lauren Johnston, Research Associate at the China Insitute, comments on China's demographic and development strategies and problems - 08 Nov
  • Asian Affairs: Duncan Bartlett, Research Associate at the China Institute analyses the causes of the power shortage in northern China and how it may impact the Chinese and global economy - 02 Nov
  • The Kootneeti: Duncan Bartlett, Research Associate at the China Institute considers the significance of the meeting between Pope Francis and the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the G20 event in Rome -02 Nov
  • China In Context: Dr Andrea Janku, Senior Lecturer in History, discusses the reasons why the Chinese leadership is keen to emphasise the concept of “the century of humiliation” when interpreting the past. The podcast is hosted by Duncan Bartlett, Research Associate at the  China Institute-02 Nov 
  • ThePrint: Masters student in International Politics and journalist Addil Brar writes about China's claims that Indian 'govt-backed' group Evil Flower is attacking it - 08 Nov

Items related to Africa

  • BBC News: Dr Ida Hadjivayanis, Lecturer in Swahili, discusses her work translating recent Nobel Prize for Literature author Abdulrazak Gurnah's work into Swahili - 08 Nov
  • The Citizen (Tanzania): Dr Ida Hadjivayanis, Lecturer in Swahili, comments on the life of Tanazian academic, Dr Farouk Topan - 05 Nov
  • Daily News Zimbabwe: Interview with Stephen Chan, Professor of World Politics on Zimbabwean politics and the upcoming elections in 2023 - 08 Nov
  • PindulaMbare Times: Stephen Chan, Professor of World Politics comments that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s visit to COP26 was a missed opportunity for Zimbabwe to engage world leaders on climate matters - 08 Nov

Items related to other regions/SOAS General 

  • Financial Times: Mushtaq Khan, Professor of Economics, discusses the issue of corruption and climate adaptation projects - 03 Nov
  • SportsPro Media: Dr Tom Tanner, Director of the Centre for Development, Environment and Policy, discusses how sports bodies can respond to the climate emergency - 02 Nov
  • Friends of Europe: Zeinab Badawi, President of SOAS, comments on the The Africa Europe Foundation's (AEF) report on ‘Pandemic Preparedness and the Future of Healthcare' - 02 Nov
  • Sky News: Felicia Jackson, Teaching Fellow - Global Energy and Climate Policy, discusses accountability and commitments to net zero at COP26 - 03 Nov
  • Forbes: Felicia Jackson, Teaching Fellow - Global Energy and Climate Policy, writes about how markets for clean energy technology innovation get global boost with COP26 'Breakthrough Agenda' - 04 Nov
  • Forbes: Felicia Jackson, Teaching Fellow - Global Energy and Climate Policy, writes about how the UK aims to lead net zero finance - 03 Nov
  • Forbes: Felicia Jackson, Teaching Fellow - Global Energy and Climate Policy, reports on world leaders commitment to $19 billion in deforestation action at COP26 - 02 Nov
  • TTG Media: Interview with SOAS Masters student and entrepreneur Adebola Sowemimo - 02 Nov
  • Premium Times Nigeria: Former Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, has returned to the classroom as a doctoral candidate in Islamic Law at SOAS - 08 Nov