MH370 Anniversary, Beijing

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James has appeared on CCTV News in his role as Special Contributor for the first anniversary of Flight MH370. Exactly one year since it disappeared with 239 people onboard en route to Beijing, many of their relatives are refusing to accept that they may have died. In this interview at the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing on March 8, 2015…

Mom-Baby Messenger, Beijing

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James moderated the launch in Beijing on March 8, 2015, of Mom-Baby Messenger, a national health program in China to improve maternal and newborn health by providing vital health information to new and expectant mothers. Stage-based messaging will be delivered through mobile phones, with the initiative rolling out in selected rural areas in seven different provinces…

Paddington, Shanghai

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James moderated a conversation with the creators of the movie Paddington at the Shanghai Film Museum on March 5, 2015. Producer David Heyman (Harry Potter, Gravity, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) and Director Paul King (The Mighty Boosh, Bunny and the Bull, Come Fly with Me) spoken to an invited audience that included students from the Shanghai Film Art Academy. They discussed the artistic process in telling the story of the bear from Peru who searches for a new home in London, and how they employed the latest technology to bring him to film for the first time…

Education UK Alumni Awards, Shanghai

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James was invited to host the Education UK Alumni Awards led by HRH The Duke of Cambridge on March 4, 2015, at the Intercontinental Ruijin Shanghai. The ceremony was also attended by British Ambassador to China Barbara Woodward, Chinese Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming, and Director of the British Council China Carma Elliot. The Duke was on his first visit to China…

GREAT Festival of Creativity, Shanghai

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James moderated at the GREAT Festival of Creativity at the Long Museum in Shanghai on March 3, 2015. His session put a focus on inspiring young minds though education, with panelists including Neville Brody from the Royal College of Art. The three-day event was opened by HRH The Duke of Cambridge, and is an initiative of UK Trade and Investment with a focus on new technologies, new visions, and the building blocks of the future…