Graham Hutchings has spent much of the past 40 years engaged in the research, analysis and interpretation of international affairs.
From 2000-2019 he did so on behalf of Oxford Analytica, the global analysis and advisory firm, where he served successively as Director of Analysis and Managing Editor of The Oxford Analytica Daily Brief, Managing Director, and finally Principal. In these roles, Graham worked at the interface of the academy, business and government, facilitating the delivery of top flight, actionable analysis on the global political economy for public and private clients around the world.
Much of Graham’s professional life has involved research, writing and public speaking about China. He studied Chinese history, politics and language at the Hatfield Polytechnic and Ealing College of Higher Education. He is currently an Associate at Oxford University’s China Centre.
Graham was China Correspondent of London’s Daily Telegraph from 1987 to 1998, living first in Beijing and then Hong Kong. During this period, he covered the suppression of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, the economic take-off of China, the death of Deng Xiaoping, and Hong Kong’s transfer of sovereignty from Britain to China. During this work he travelled through more than 20 of China’s provinces. His Modern China: A Companion to a Rising Power, was published by Penguin Press in the UK in 2000 and Harvard University Press in the United States in 2001.
He has served as Chair of the Advisory Board of the China Policy Institute at the University of Nottingham and is currently an Honorary Professor in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations.
Graham has been an advisor on China to the Bank of Montreal and lectured on international journalism at The City University, London.