Comment: The LSESU election and the Chinese population

被LSE学联忽略的声音 LSE would not exist without its Chinese international students. The Chinese student population is large, and, while the average tuition fee for a domestic and EU student at LSE is £9250, the average tuition fee of an international student…

Coronavirus: What’s behind the mask?

Jintao Zhu writes about the Coronavirus, xenophobia and the implications of being afraid of the mask. The Coronavirus (2019-nCov) outbreak has caused severe consequences. Based on the official report, 28,083 cases had been confirmed. The death toll had reached 564…

CDS symposium discuss challenges and possibilities of blockchain technology

by Jeffrey Wang The China Development Society hosted one of its annual Bridging Minds Symposiums this past Wednesday, 4 December. The topic, ‘The Future of Blockchain: Developments, Directions and Challenges,’ attracted interest from upwards to 60 students. The event featured…

One month on from Black Bloc Day: HK student campaigners juggle community tensions, identity, and going home whilst Minouche visits Beijing

Director Dame Minouche Shafik may have ruffled some feathers with her recent travel plans. As the stakes climb for LSESU’s Hong Kong Student Alliance amid warnings from the Chinese government towards pro-democracy leaders in Hong Kong after the latter achieved…

China-Taiwan Tension Feeds LSE Globe Furore

This article previously referred to Taiwan as recognised by the UN as part of the Republic of China (ROC). The UN does not in fact recognise the island of Taiwan’s formal independence or sovereignty. Ten days after it was installed,…

We might not hate Trump’s wall forever

A review of Professor Callahan’s documentary Great Walls It was with unexpectedly good timing that I visited the Great Wall during a reading week trip to Beijing, barely a week before Professor Callahan’s documentary came out. As I watched the…

Something Wicked This Way Comes – Sinofication and Biopolitics in China’s Internment Camps.

It’s Friday the 25thof January, approximately 4 pm and on the 6thfloor of the old building a group of academics gather in the anthropology library for a round table discussion of the ominously named ‘Political Situation in China’. Their amiable…

Western Watchdog Goes Abroad: Chinese Human Rights Abuses in the Spotlight

Back in August, National Review’s Jonah Goldberg wrote a column calling out discrimination in China, going so far as to state that “Jim Crow is alive and well” in the Middle Kingdom. He also noticed that from the US, little…

Western Watchdog Goes Abroad

Back in August, National Review’s Jonah Goldberg wrote a column calling out discrimination in China, going so far as to state that “Jim Crow is alive and well” in the Middle Kingdom. He also noticed that from the US, little…

North What It Seems: Making Sense Of The “Hermit Kingdom”

Deputy Features Editor Kyi Yeung Goh argues for an alternative strategy in approaching the North Korean conundrum The Democratic People’s Republic Korea (DPRK) or North Korea can be nominally defined as a Communist dynasty. The absurdity of this nomenclature is…