Senior Asia Analyst and Senior Editor
Tom writes mainly about India and China, focusing on economic development and geopolitics. A former journalist, he has reported from a dozen countries in Asia and given talks at the US State Department, UK Department for International Development, CSIS, Chatham House, Stimson Center, RUSI and World Bank. He has been quoted by the Financial Times, Economist, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Bloomberg, and appeared on the BBC, CNN and CNBC. He formerly edited the China Economic Quarterly.
Tom was educated at Oxford and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, and spent two years studying Chinese in Beijing. He is the author of two acclaimed books. His first, China’s Urban Billion: The Story Behind the Biggest Migration in Human History (2012), was translated into Chinese. His second, China’s Asian Dream: Empire Building Along the New Silk Road (2017), was translated into five Asian languages. He also contributed a book chapter to an academic survey of China’s Reform & Opening process (Brookings, forthcoming).
After 14 years living and working in China, Tom is based in the UK but spends much of his time in Asia and visiting Gavekal clients around the world.
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