James Chau

Editor-at-Large, China-United States Exchange Foundation

James Chau is a television news anchor, United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, and host of 'The China Current with James Chau'. He has earned a special reputation for his interviews with world leaders in politics, science and health: amongst others, Nobel prize winners President Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan, Muhammad Yunus, Aung Sang Suu Kyi and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi. He is Editor-at-Large of the China-United States Exchange Foundation. In this capacity, he presents 'The China Current with James Chau', a digital storytelling experience on social media about our shared global future. Previously, he was a guest presenter on 'Horizons', the award-winning show on BBC World News, and a main anchor on CCTV News with 80 million viewers. In 2016, he was appointed by the World Health Organization as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Development Goals and Health. Since 2009, he has also served as UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador, the first person in China named to this position. A frequent public speaker, he has chaired and moderated high-level international events led by Vladimir Putin, Bill Gates, Jack Ma, Justin Trudeau and Laura Bush. Born in London to parents from Indonesia and Hong Kong, he studied piano at the Royal Academy of Music and graduated from Cambridge University. He is a Trustee of the Menuhin Competition and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.