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Tim Summers

Senior Fellow, Chatham House

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Chinese politics and political economy
China's international relations
EU-China relations
Hong Kong

Dr. Tim Summers is a (non-resident) senior consulting fellow on the Asia-Pacific program at Chatham House and a lecturer at the Centre for China Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

Dr. Summers is the author of three books, China’s Hong Kong: the Politics of a Global City (2019), China’s Regions in an Era of Globalization (2018) and Yunnan – A Chinese Bridgehead to Asia (2013), and journal articles on subjects including the belt and road initiative (BRI), China’s maritime disputes, China and global governance, and Hong Kong.

As well as presenting at numerous academic and policy research conferences, and speaking on developments in China to corporates and at investment conferences, Dr. Summers has given evidence to the UK parliament’s foreign affairs committee, and been interviewed by media including Bloomberg, CNBC, the BBC, Sky News, and CGTN.

His current research looks at China in the context of wider shifts in global political economy, including the belt and road initiative, Europe-China and UK-China relations, and Hong Kong.