Isabel Hilton OBE 希尔顿

Isabel Hilton

Isabel started to teach herself Chinese during an exchange year in the US and continued learning during the following year at Edinburgh. In 1973, she was part of the first batch of British students to be admitted to Chinese universities and spent a year in Beijing and a year at Fudan University in Shanghai.

As a journalist, she has previously worked at The Daily Express, The Sunday Times, The Independent, and The Guardian for whom she continues to write. Isabel presented The World Tonight 1995–98 on BBC Radio 4 and from 1999 has presented Nightwaves on BBC Radio 3.

Throughout her career as a journalist she has kept in contact with China through regular visits and, in 2006, and launched, a fully bilingual website on environmental and climate change issues that is now read in all regions of China and in 150 countries around the world.

Since 2010 she has been a Board Member of the Institute for Human Rights and Business, and since 2017 she has been a visiting professor at The Lau Institute, Kings College London.

Isabel was appointed an OBE in the 2009 for services to promoting environmental awareness in China.

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