May 7, 2019

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Selected Clips

BBC World Service: The Real Story: Has China’s economy peaked?
March 2019
China’s growth forecast has been reduced, again. Will a new plan to boost the economy work? Hour program featuring Telegraph China Correspondent Sophia Yan, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ian Johnson, and State University of New York at New Paltz economics professor Sara Hsu in conversation with Celia Hatton.

Sky News: All Out Politics: Hong Kong protests – how did we get here and what next?
July 4, 2019

The future of Hong Kong has long been a source of simmering tension in UK-China relations, but following this week’s protests in the territory, it’s now developed into a full diplomatic dispute. On this week’s podcast we’re looking at what’s caused the current escalation, how it could all play out, and what impact a new British Prime Minister might have on matters. Joining Adam Boulton are the Telegraph’s China correspondent Sophia Yan, Southeast Asia correspondent Siobhan Robbins, director of Hong Kong Watch Johnny Patterson and Times columnist and author Edward Lucas.

The Lawfare Podcast: WTF, Hong Kong?
July 2, 2019

Early this week, about 200 protestors broke into and occupied the seat of Hong Kong’s legislative assembly. The protests began with a controversial law about extradition to mainland China. That law was withdrawn, but the protestors remain. There are hundreds of thousands of them—a small number of them violent.

Today we ask: WTF, Hong Kong? To answer that question, Benjamin Wittes spoke with Alvin Cheung, an expert on Hong Kong’s legal system based at New York University, and Sophia Yan, the China correspondent for The Telegraph in London who has been covering the Hong Kong protests (Lawfare Podcast listeners also know her for her musical prowess). They talked about where Hong Kong is now, what’s really behind the demonstrations, where the anger is coming from, and where it’s all going.

Rational Security: The ‘Should Rod Stay or Should He Go’ Edition?
Sept. 25, 2018
Will Rod Rosenstein remain as the deputy attorney general, and what does that mean for the Russia probe he oversees? Tensions hit a fever pitch with China amid an escalating trade war. And the president addresses the U.N. General Assembly. Telegraph China Correspondent Sophia Yan joins Rational Security’s Shane Harris, Tamara Cofman Wittes, and Susan Hennessey for a weekly roundtable podcast on international affairs.