CMC organises or cooperates in the management of public events to promote knowledge of the Chinese media and their relevance to the UK. Examples include:

Westminster Hearings: The China Impact

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Hu Shuli, Editor-in-chief of Caixin magazine at the Westminster Hearings.

The Westminster Hearings on China Economic Development and the UK, five conferences held at the Houses of Parliament:

  • Innovation, Education, Research and Development
  • Corporate Governance, Corporate Context
  • Urbanisation, Consumption, Harmony
  • China Power
  • China Goes Global


Wilton Park Conference 

Working with China on Sustainable Growth: The Climate Change, Environment, Energy Nexus held at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Conference Centre, Wilton Park.

11 Downing Street Seminars 

Five seminars at the invitation of the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt. Hon.Gordon Brown MP. Run in conjunction with The Smith Institute, these leading experts on China from different universities and organisations led discussion among ministers, civil servants and company strategists from, inter alia, RTZ, BPH, Prudential, Shell, Scottish & Newcastle, HSBC, BP.

China and the New Green Deal Seminar

A one-day seminar held in the Houses of Parliament addressed the implications of China’s management of its environmental challenges for government policy and British business, hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on China. The audience consisted of representatives of the business, academia, media and policy communities.

“I have worked with the China Media Centre over a number of years – both here in the UK and on one occasion in China. It is clear to me that the courses CMC offers create real opportunities to develop Anglo/Chinese understanding in the critically important spheres of media, journalism and public affairs.” 

Steve Hewlett, Presenter, BBC The Media Show and media columnist, The Guardian

Westminster Forum: Soft Power and the Creative Industries: China and Britain

HoL ForumThe Forum was opened by Minister Zhao Qizheng, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the CPPCC, and spokesperson for the CPPCC. Until recently head of the State Council’s Information Office, he is acknowledged as the pioneer of China’s public diplomacy. It provided a valuable occasion for our creative businesses to identify opportunities, and for ministers and parliamentarians to understand the potential of China partnerships.

Reception at the House of Lords to celebrate UK/China TV production

Lord Wei hosted this to mark the transmission of the first ever series commissioned from a foreign company by CCTV and the publication of the accompanying book. The West You Really Don’t Know was produced by Houghton Street Media and Blakeway Productions, directed by Chris Bolding and presented by Hugo de Burgh.