Chinese New Year Special event: “2021 UK-China Business Updates Roundtable”

We are very pleased to introduce our first exclusive client event.

To keep our clients abreast of what’s happening in the UK-China trade and business, we will be holding a series of China briefing events in 2021. The first one will be happening during the Chinese New Year period.

Dates/Time:  Thursday 18th February,  9am-10:30am GMT


You will hear from our distinguished speakers on:


  • where relations with China are currently; whether the business environment has become more hostile from the Chinese and UK side; which programmes of collaboration may get restarted and which are under threat.
  • In- country experience from a “China Old Hand” who has really got to know how to do business in China and understands the nuances.



Tony Clemson, Deputy Director, Innovation & Industry DIT China

Tony promotes greater cooperation between the UK and China in the Technology and Advanced Manufacturing sectors (autos, marine, advanced engineering, chemicals).  He previously served as Deputy Consul-General in Shanghai from 2016 to 2019.  In prior diplomatic roles Tony covered international cyber security policy in London, and political and economic issues in South Korea and New Zealand.

Jim James, Founder & CEO, EASTWEST PR Group

Jim James is a British entrepreneur who left UK to set up his first company in Singapore in 1995, and then in China in 2006, only returning to the UK in 2019. In the intervening years he set up the Indian operations for his PR company, but also set up the sole importer of Morgan cars to China, founded the British Business Awards in China, the British Motorsport Festival, was interim CEO of Lotus Cars, and was the Vice Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce.

The event will take a roundtable format for interactive discussions with the speakers in person.

This event will be open to clients only. If you are interested in attending, please contact us via