Tim Summers works on the politics, political economy, and international relations of contemporary China. He is a (non-resident) Senior Consulting Fellow on the Asia Program at Chatham House and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Center for China Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Recent publications include an article on China’s “new silk road” for Third World Quarterly, the Chatham House research paper “China’s Global Personality” (2014), and a book, Yunnan: A Chinese Bridgehead to Asia (Chandos, 2013). Summers was a British diplomat for 13 years, including a posting as Consul-General in Chongqing from 2004 to 2007.

Last Updated: February 5, 2018

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