Ms Molly Silk

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Molly is a doctoral student of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at the University of Manchester. The focus of Molly’s research is on Chinese space policy and the importance of China’s space programme in the establishment of diplomatic relations.

Molly holds an MA (Hons) in Chinese and French from the University of Edinburgh, and an MA in Translation and Interpreting Studies from the University of Manchester. The main focus of the MA was on consecutive interpreting, the use of translation technologies, and the translation of political, scientific and technical Chinese documents. Molly’s MA dissertation examined narratives of peace and power in China’s multilingual state news coverage of the nation’s manned space programme.

Molly has extensive experience in the translation sector and has worked on a wide range of documents for a variety of international organizations, including the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the China Internet Information Centre, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and Objectif Sciences International.

Alongside her work, Molly places much importance on the engagement of the wider community in both academic research and Chinese language and culture, acting as a Widening Participation Fellow and a teacher of Chinese language.

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