Taking Tea with the Dragon: Ambassador in Bejing










Taking Tea with the Dragon: Ambassador in Bejing

Evelyn Wrench Speaker Program 2015-2016

Former British Ambassador to China

November 3, 2015
6330 St. Charles Ave, New Oreleans

6:30 PM 

Taking Tea with the Dragon: Ambassador in Beijing

Christopher Hum has been observing developments in China for over forty years:  he lived there for ten years as a diplomat and was British Ambassador to China between 2002 and 2005.  In his lecture he recalls the life and times of an Ambassador in Beijing, the people he met and the places he visited; and he discusses the place of a rising China in tomorrow's world.

Christopher Hum joined HM Diplomatic Service in 1967 and much of his diplomatic career was connected with China.  He studied Chinese at Hong Kong University and went on to spend a total of eight years in postings to the British Embassy in Beijing, culminating in four years as British Ambassador (2002-2005).  He also served in the Asian departments of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and for several years was closely involved in London in the negotiations on the return of Hong Kong to China. Other overseas postings included Brussels (European Communities),Paris, the United Nations in New York and Warsaw (as Ambassador, 1996-1998).

Between 2006 and 2012 Christopher Hum was Master of Gonville and Caius College Cambridge, where he remains as a Life Fellow.  He is a Vice-Chairman of the Great Britain China Centre and a member of the Advisory Board of the China Policy Institute at Nottingham University.  He is currently studying Asian art at the School of Oriental and African Studies,London University.

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Taking Tea with the Dragon: Ambassador in Bejing

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