SOAS University of London

SOAS in the Media: 14-20 December

21 December 2021

Items related to Asia 

  • Channel 4: Dr Olivia Cheung, Research Fellow at the China Institute explains Xi Jinping's rise to power and political thought - 17 Dec
  • Sky News, The Independent, NPR: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute comments on the recent elections in Hong Kong calling them "an election with Chinese characteristics" and the low voter turn out - 20 Dec
  • Washington Post, Boston Globe: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute comments on the recent elections in Hong Kong calling them "an election with Chinese characteristics" - 17 Dec
  • South China Morning Post, Hong Kong News: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, comments on the British Foreign secretary, Liz Truss' latest 6 month report on Hong Kong - 14 Dec
  • Politico: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, discusses the historical forces that have shaped U.K.-China relations since the early 19th century - 17 Dec
  • VICE: Dr Xiaoning Lu, Reader in Modern Chinese Culture and Language, comments on the influence of Chinese actor Wu Jing and his macho image - 14 Dec
  • Times Radio: Dr Roy Fischel, Senior Lecturer in the History of South Asia, discusses the Timurid Empire and how in 1398 flaming camels were used to sack the Indian city of Delhi as Timur took the city - 17 Dec
  • The Daily Star (Bangladesh): Dr Somnath Batabyal, Senior Lecturer in Media in Development and International Journalisms, and Dr Georgie Pope of Research and Enterprise, are producing international music album in celebration of Bangladesh's 50th anniversary - 16 Dec
  • Deutsche Welle: Jieyu Liu, Deputy Director of the China Institute, comments on China's workplace culture and instances of sexual harassment in the workplace - 16 Dec
  • ThePrint: Aadil Brar, MSc student of international politics with focus on China, writes about key political stories surrounding China over the past week - 20 Dec
  • Times of India: SOAS politics student Raihan Rajiv Vadra puts on his debut photography exhibition at Swabhumi in Kolkata - 18 Dec

Items related to Africa

  • El País: Estrella Sendra Fernandez, Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies, interviews  Malian dance artist Fatoumata Bagayoko - 17 Dec

Items related to the Middle East

  • ThePrint, Asia Times: Jonathan Goodhand, Professor in Conflict and Development Studies and Jan Koehler, Research Associate in Development, write about heroin and human trafficking in Afghanistan - 19 Dec

Items related to other regions/SOAS General

  • Al Jazeera: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, discusses China and Russia's virtual summit and whether there is a new Cold War for global leadership - 16 Dec
  • BBC Radio 4: The Briefing Room: Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri, Associate Professor of International Relations, discusses whether there could be a war over Ukraine between the West and Russia - 16 Dec
  • How Africa: Interview with SOAS Honouray Margaret Busby - 17 Dec
  • The Big Issue: SOAS alumn Abdullahi Yussuf talks about his experience as an asylum seeker in the UK - 18 Dec