Dr Tim Summers

Senior Consulting Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme (based in Hong Kong)

Biography

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

Tim 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, Tim 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.

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.

Past experience

2010 - present Lecturer (formerly adjunct assistant professor), Centre for China Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2009-12 Research associate, The Foreign Policy Centre
2008-10 PhD in Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2004-07 HM Consul-General, Chongqing (southwest China)
2001-03 Cabinet Office, London
1997-2001 Consul, British Consulate-General, Hong Kong