Ken Davies

Ken Davies is a consultant economist and writer on the economies of China and Hong Kong. He was chief economist, Asia and chief China economist for the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), and then senior economist at the OECD’s Investment Division in charge of investment policy cooperation between the OECD countries and China.
Ken Davies
Ken Davies is a consultant economist and writer on the economies of China and Hong Kong. He was chief economist, Asia and chief China economist for the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), and then senior economist at the OECD’s Investment Division in charge of investment policy cooperation between the OECD countries and China.

Latest from Ken Davies

Opinion | Hong Kong’s protesters have tried war, now it’s time for them to try dialogue and politics

If war is continuing politics by other means, the opposition should ask whether it can achieve its goals through violence. Clearly, dialogue and reaching political solutions is the way forward.

30 Oct 2019 - 6:00AM

If war is continuing politics by other means, the opposition should ask whether it can achieve its goals through violence. Clearly, dialogue and reaching political solutions is the way forward.

Hong Kong’s protesters have tried war, now it’s time for them to try dialogue and politics
Opinion | Why any dialogue with protesters is a non-starter as long as Carrie Lam insists on preconditions

Carrie Lam’s insistence that violence must end before dialogue with the protesters can begin is a non-starter, because there is no individual or group in a leading position capable of controlling all the protesters.

15 Aug 2019 - 9:50AM

Carrie Lam’s insistence that violence must end before dialogue with the protesters can begin is a non-starter, because there is no individual or group in a leading position capable of controlling all the protesters.

Why any dialogue with protesters is a non-starter as long as Carrie Lam insists on preconditions
Can Donald Trump’s ‘bully diplomacy’ resolve real problems with China’s trade practices?

Donald Trump’s mercantilist views on trade reflect outdated thinking on the subject, but based on his approach to North Korea (and now Iran), it is possible that harsh words may give way to summitry.

3 Aug 2018 - 6:45AM

Donald Trump’s mercantilist views on trade reflect outdated thinking on the subject, but based on his approach to North Korea (and now Iran), it is possible that harsh words may give way to summitry.

Can Donald Trump’s ‘bully diplomacy’ resolve real problems with China’s trade practices?
How Hong Kong is now seeing the best of times, the worst of times