Jim James - British Entrepreneur in China

Jim James – Diary of an unfocused Entrepreneur “China is a young country in an old civilization. It an exciting place and the right time to be an entrepreneur in Beijing.” Read more about my background story here.

25 January 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Galloping into my 9th year in China.

                On 25th Jan 2006 I landed in China from Singapore to start my adventures an entrepreneur here. As I am British it seemed fitting to review history a little: 2006 Registered WOFE for EASTWEST PR in Beijing Ran Singapore marathon in lifetime best of 3:50 2007 Became […]

24 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Morgan Plus 8 Returns to China, finally

    At last the Plus 8 saga has been resolved.  What should have been a simple customs delivery and inspection went wrong in early May when the CIQ officers took the 4.8L , GBP200,000 Morgan for a spin, literally, along the tree lined streets of Tianjin. The ensuing crash led to a clash between […]


11 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Morgan cars China opens showroom in Qingdao

Ian Lockhart, UKTI, launches Bespoke Car brand in Shandong Province 9 December 2013: Beijing,China. Morgan Cars China has opened the first showroom in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. Guest of Honour Mr. Ian Lockhart, First Secretary (Trade and Investment) of the UK Trade & Investment Department of the British Embassy, formally opened the 320 m2 showroom […]


03 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

EASTWEST PR Announces Expansion into India, Appoints Sanjay Bose

The year just seems incredible, with all the excitement and challenges of starting Morgan cars in China this year, I  end the year with opening the offices of EASTWEST in India. When I went to Singapore on the 2nd Oct to have the latest scan on my jaw and have the implants fitted, I took […]

20 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Boris Johnson Mayor London visits Morgan in Beijing

  Great British Brands Festival held in Beijing, I had the good fortune to welcome Boris Johnson onto our Morgan stand. He was v. pleasant and we made a photo opportunity. The encounter then appeared on Chinese TV and the BBC, but also interviews were held with Sky and Beijing BTV. Slowly but surely we […]

03 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Jaw Recovers from Ameloblastoma

                  Oct 2nd I returned for the day to Singapore to Professor Ho Kee Hai and a check up on the Ameloblastoma. Some 18 months after the initial diagnosis, 3 surgical procedures, and some discomfort, the jaw bone has repaired. This is nature at work. I find […]

19 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Morgan Cars Beijing showroom opened by HM Ambassador Sebastian Wood

And so finally, we opened the showroom and had the British Ambassador, Sebastian Wood, a Morgan Plus 8 and Mr Wu all arrive on time. We launched our China 250 Wings project also , and invited Stuart James to be on the stage with us. As always with these affairs, the reports of our ability, […]

09 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

18 Years of EASTWEST Public Relations in Asia

June 14th 1995 I arrived in Singapore to open the communications agency which has reached 18 this year, formerly eastwest communications and today known as EASTWEST Public Relations. I had GBP3,000 as start up capital, two large green suitcases and a borrowed Toshiba laptop. In those days there was not the Internet, email, nor mobile […]