Conversation with Rwandan President Paul Kagame

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James was invited to moderate a conversation with Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, at the 45th St. Gallen Symposium on May 8, 2015. The live event was attended by 700 leaders from industry, government and academia who each year are selected for the annual conference that is held at St. Gallen University in Switzerland. The conversation followed an introduction by Lord Griffiths, Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs and a keynote by President Kagame, during which he outlined the role small nations like Rwanda effectively play in today’s global village…

Earth Day x Shangri-La

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Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22 with events globally to demonstrate support for environmental protection. For the 2015 edition, James was invited by China World Hotel, the Beijing flagship property of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, to film a special video. The five minute piece coincides with Shangri-La’s Rooted in Nature campaign, its in-house initiative to guarantee sustainable practices within the group and also for its guests…

ABC NewsRadio

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James has commentated on Australia’s ABC News Radio on Xi Jinping’s first visit to Pakistan as China’s President. Speaking to Tracey Holmes at the ABC in Sydney on April 21, 2015, he discussed the historic significance of the bilateral relationship, which dates back to 1950…

UN Women HeForShe Advocate

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James has been appointed China Advocate for the UN Women HeForShe Campaign. The presentation was held at Tsinghua University in Beijing on April 12, 2015, and led by UN Women Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Roberta Clarke. HeForShe is the global solidarity movement for gender equality that has been creating headlines ¬†since it was launched at the UN General Assembly in New York last September…

World Health Day

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Since 1950, World Health Day has been marked every April 7. A lot has changed in the 65 years since, not least the way our food is being manufactured, processed and consumed, and the theme this year reflects that fundamental shift: From Farm to Plate, Make Food Safe. James has hosted a debate on this subject, that was created by the World Health Organisation with its partners at Sina Weibo. With panelists representing industry, government, consumers, and the European Union, the show explores what is causing food safety in China today, the impact this is also having on its exports globally, as well the role of government and other key stakeholders.