Steve Tsang

Steve Tsang

Steve Tsang is director of the SOAS China Institute at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.

Latest from Steve Tsang

Opinion | Lessons from Hong Kong’s protests: Carrie Lam is a liability, the leadership selection process doesn’t work, but the right kind of demonstration can

Hong Kong’s protesters should remember they have succeeded so far because of Carrie Lam’s political ineptitude in seeking to rush the extradition bill through the legislature, and because their resistance hasn’t directly challenged Beijing or the Communist Party.

Hong Kong’s protesters should remember they have succeeded so far because of Carrie Lam’s political ineptitude in seeking to rush the extradition bill through the legislature, and because their resistance hasn’t directly challenged Beijing or the Communist Party.

Lessons from Hong Kong’s protests: Carrie Lam is a liability, the leadership selection process doesn’t work, but the right kind of demonstration can
29 Jun 2019 - 6:00AM
Opinion | The West needs to better understand Xi Jinping Thought as China becomes more formidable

The Chinese leader is no Maoist, but he sees no place for Deng Xiaoping’s style of political experimentation, either. In Xi’s China, citizens may enjoy freedom as consumers and investors, but not as participants in civil society.

The Chinese leader is no Maoist, but he sees no place for Deng Xiaoping’s style of political experimentation, either. In Xi’s China, citizens may enjoy freedom as consumers and investors, but not as participants in civil society.

The West needs to better understand Xi Jinping Thought as China becomes more formidable
4 Mar 2019 - 2:45PM
What a potential successor’s fate says about Xi Jinping’s ambitions
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Xi Jinping’s focus on shoring up power comes at the cost of reforms China urgently needs
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
On its own
12 Jul 2012 - 12:00AM
Discretion the better part of diplomacy in Chen case
15 May 2012 - 12:00AM
Political realities
2 Apr 2012 - 12:00AM
A US overture now may find welcome in Pyongyang
23 Dec 2011 - 12:00AM