Archive | Doing business in China

01 November 2016 ~ 0 Comments

WAKE Drinks in China – my latest venture.

WAKE Drinks - launching a new brand in China

WAKE Energy Drinks CEO Alex Buckley contacted me as a result of seeing my LinkedIn postings on the British Motorsport Festival 2015 ; could I help to launch WAKE in China. I confessed that I knew nothing of the soft drinks market in China back in April when Alex and I met in London at the […]

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01 October 2016 ~ 0 Comments

China’s Goodwood Festival of Speed – at least that is what I was trying to create.

British Motorsport Festival in China

The 2016 British Motorsport Festival (BMF) took place at Goldenport International Circuit in Beijing on 1st October. The Festival attracted thousands of guests to enjoy in car culture, a wide array of motor related activities and an authentic taste of British culture. It was a labour of love, and had it’s trials as big events […]

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25 May 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Beijing Kids Article with Jim James and the family

Beckoned to Beijing: PR Guru talks travel, entrepreneurship and education in Peking. Posted 12:00pm Sat Apr 9th, 2016 by KyleMullin Beijing Kids article   Today’s “Beckoned to Beijing” instalment features Jim James, who hails from England and founded EASTWEST Public Relations in Beijing in 1995. Below, he tells us about the benefits of raising his girls here, […]

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20 November 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Launching the 1st British Motor Sport Festival in China

    As part of the plan to build the brand of Morgan and Lotus in China, I had conceived of an event on the scale of the British Business Awards which I founded in 2008. This time, to bring the entire British business community together around the platform of Motor Sport; with Morgan a […]

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22 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

CCTV News interviews Jim James on classic cars in China

Published on Oct 20, 2015 Driving his first Morgan Roadster on the streets of Beijing four years ago, British expat Jim James recognized a new business opportunity in the classic car market in China. Since then, he has been a pioneer in the field, building on his 20-year’s experience of living in China. Let’s take […]

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22 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Buying British – Global Times interview

Leading entrepreneurs from the UK share their experiences of doing business in China By Yin Lu Source:Global Times Published: 2015-10-22 21:23:01 British business owners thrive in different industries in China by exerting the UK’s strengths. Photo: IC Have you noticed that among the 20 million Beijing dwellers, a small group of them are being influenced […]

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17 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Morgan Cars at the Bund Classic Shanghai 2015

We took part in the Bund Classic in Shanghai 16-18th Oct. It was a resounding success. A highlight of my time building the Morgan brand in China has been the drive down the Bund with vintage cars and 5 Morgan vehicles. We used the Go-Pro to record the moment.

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07 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

China – ‘Read the Trend Lines not the Headlines.’

“I am writing this post at 35,000 ft in the air whilst on SQ806 from Singapore to Beijing, reflecting on a week in which I travelled from China to Singapore to Bangalore and back. On the cover of the FT the headline talks of ‘dramatic falls’, there is a spat between N and S Korea, […]

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