BBC The World Tonight Interview

I’m a fan of Radio 4’s ‘The World Tonight’, as when I was doing my PhD, this used to be the programme that I fell asleep with! (But nowadays, I listen to almost everything through Pocket Casts which blurs the timeline of all programmes). It was great to be interviewed on this programme and to have a … Continue reading

Kent Sociology – UG Students Make A Difference

I know it’s almost Halloween now, but the beginning of this academic year has been extremely hectic as we experienced a lot of timetabling issues. So finally, I’m able to share with you some of the projects I’ve been involved over the summer. One of them is a mini-series I made on five of our … Continue reading

Media and New Editing Roles

Summer is not just for conferences but also for new collaborations and new beginnings. I was really glad to receive the invitation to join the editorial board of Economy and Society. I was also delighted to join the book project, Routledge Handbook of Global Political Participation. I’ll lead the sections relating to science and technology … Continue reading

Spain-China Foundation Interview

Thanks to Jesús Gámiz, my earlier conversation with Spain China Council Foundation, an organization fostered by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has now been published online. The focus is on the implication of China’s most recent Five Year Plan on transnational Research and Development collaborations:

Infodemic documentary now online!

The INFODEMIC mini documentaries are streaming online! You can find the full list of the 6 episodes here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7fuyfNu8jfN_wrmAf_FW4CQffBIA_cds I watch all 6 episodes in one go. Great conversation and excellent production! – I can already see myself using Episodes 2 and 4 for my PG module next year. You can find episode 1 featuring … Continue reading

AstraZeneca, Scientific ‘Cold War’ and Infodemic

I know, the title doesn’t quite make sense. It is a cluster of key words to summarise a few outreach highlights from last month. Thanks to the platform the Aspen Institute provided, I was on the Italian foreign policy radio programme ‘Nessun luogo è lontano’ when the side-effect of AstraZeneca was sensationalised in Europe. This … Continue reading

New piece in Nature

I think everyone is getting tired of the politicisation of COVID and the blame games – both Chinese and Western politicians bear responsibilities. Yet the victims of China-bashing are not limited to China and its citizens. It has serious implications for global science. Here is my short piece on how Western media may unwittingly help … Continue reading

China Vaccine Media Engagement

The autumn term of 2020/2021 academic year was quite challenging. Apart from teaching, I originally had two international conferences and one fieldwork planned. All were obviously cancelled. Instead I found myself getting up at 5am or staying up until 11pm to follow online discussions. But of all the disruptions and anxieties generated by COVID, there … Continue reading

Covid-19 media engagement

Shortly after China lock-downed Wuhan, I was contacted by Apoorva Mandavilli for a piece originally intended for the New York Time. That piece was cancelled due to the fast progressing of events. Fortunately Apoorva saved part of our conversation in this opinion piece in the Undark Magazine on if China can prevent the next epidemic. The fragmented … Continue reading