SOAS University of London

SOAS in the Media: 11-17 January

18 January 2022

SOAS experts in the media 

  • BBC Radio 5 Live: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, comments on the uncovering of Chinese infiltration of British politics - 13 Jan
  • The Times: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, writes a letter to the Times about the Chinese infiltration of British politics - 14 Jan
  • Al Jazeera: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, discusses whether China can maintain its ‘zero-COVID’ strategy - 17 Jan
  • The Independent, Bloomberg, AP Associated Press: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, comments on why China did not send troops to aid Kazakhstan and the country's foreign policy - 14 Jan
  • Daily Mail: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, comments on whether China can maintain its ‘zero-COVID’ strategy - 16 Jan
  • Daily Express: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, comments on the unlikelyhood of China allowing a full investigation into the origin of Covid-19 - 13 Jan
  • RTVE.es: Narguess Farzad, Senior Lecturer in Persian Studies comments on the power of the The Shahnameh which has allowed Iranians to preserve their language, culture and national identity - 11 Jan
  • Asia Times, Sight Magazine: Yan-ho Lai, PhD Candidate in Law, writes about how colonial-era laws are being used to shut down independent journalism in Hong Kong - 11 Jan
  • Central Banking, Les Echos: Coverage of SOAS study on Alternatives for Greening the Bank of England's Corporate Bond Purchases led by Dr Yannis Dafermos, Senior Lecturer in Economics - 12 Jan
  • The Times: George Magnus, Research Associate at the China Institute, writes about problems piling up for China’s economy, and not just from Covid - 13 Jan
  • Reuters, The Straits Times, Fox News: Robert Barnett, Professorial Research Associate comments on China's increased constuction work along the disputed border with Bhutan - 12 Jan
  • The Kootneeti: Duncan Bartlett Research Associate at the China Institute discusses China's response to the latest Covid outbreaks and the implications for the economy - 11 Jan
  • China in Context: Duncan Bartlett, Research Associate at the China Institute discusses the dilemmas facing countries over whether to send diplomats and athletes to the Beijing Olympics with author Bill Emmott - 11 Jan
  • ThePrint: Aadil Brar, MSc student in International Politics with a focus on China, writes that China’s zero-Covid policy is being tested ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics - 12 Jan

SOAS General 

  • BBC 1 London, Tamil Guardian: Coverage of the Tamil harvest festival Thai Pongal 2022 by the Thiruvalluvar statue outside SOAS - 14 Jan
  • Caravel Magazine: Coverage of the new Brunei Gallery exhibition Co-existent Ruins: Exploring Iraq's Mesopotamian past through contemporary art - 14 Jan