Isabel Hilton, an international journalist and broadcaster, was educated at Edinburgh University and studied at universities in Beijing and Shanghai before taking up a career in journalism with The Sunday Times, The Independent, New Yorker, and The Guardian, continues to contribute a regular column on a wide range of China issues.
She presented the BBC’s flagship news programme The World Tonight from 1995 to 1998 then Radio Three’s cultural programme Nightwaves. From 2005 to 2007 she was editor and then editor-in-chief of the openDemocracy.net website.
Isabel is the founder and editor of Chinadialogue, a non-profit, fully bilingual online publication based in London, Beijing, and Delhi that focuses on the environment and climate change. China’s urgent environmental challenges in a lively, convincing and multi-lingual fashion. a non-profit, fully bilingual online publication based in London, Beijing, and Delhi that focuses on the environment and climate change.
Isabel is widely regarded as an outstanding commentator on the social, political, and economic features of Chinese society, and is a frequent conference speaker. She holds two honorary doctorates and was awarded the OBE for her work in raising environmental awareness in China.