Paul's guest in this episode is Isabel Hilton. Isabel is a London-based international journalist and broadcaster. She studied at the Beijing Foreign Language and Culture University and at Fudan University in Shanghai before taking up a career in written and broadcast journalism, working for The Sunday Times
, The Independent
, The Guardian
, and the New Yorker
. In 1992 she became a presenter of the BBC’s flagship news program, “The World Tonight
,” then BBC Radio Three’s cultural program “Night Waves
.” Isabel is the author of several books and is founder and senior advisor of chinadialogue.net
, a non-profit, fully bilingual online publication based in London, Beijing, and Delhi that focuses on the environment and climate change. Hilton holds two honorary doctorates and was awarded the OBE for her work in raising environmental awareness in China.
In this episode Paul and Isabel discuss the current relationship between China and the US, China’s climate change policies and what we might be able to expect from COP27.