Scott Kennedy

Scott Kennedy

Scott Kennedy is Senior Adviser, Freeman Chair in China Studies and director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. He is author most recently of China’s Risky Drive Into New-Energy Vehicles.

Latest from Scott Kennedy

Opinion | For China, offering Biden a plastic olive branch would be worse than doing nothing

While Beijing choosing to test an incoming Biden administration would be bad, a superficial peace offering would be almost as harmful. Patience on China’s part will let Biden focus on handling the pandemic and restarting the US economy.

While Beijing choosing to test an incoming Biden administration would be bad, a superficial peace offering would be almost as harmful. Patience on China’s part will let Biden focus on handling the pandemic and restarting the US economy.

16 Nov 2020 - 1:29AM
Opinion | US’ China policy must balance targeted curbs with multilateral cooperation in a ‘goldilocks approach’

A recent survey finds general agreement in the US and among its allies on the perception of a China threat. But while sanctions are necessary, there’s also a lack of enthusiasm for comprehensive decoupling and a preference for a multilateral approach.

A recent survey finds general agreement in the US and among its allies on the perception of a China threat. But while sanctions are necessary, there’s also a lack of enthusiasm for comprehensive decoupling and a preference for a multilateral approach.

21 Oct 2020 - 4:42AM
Opinion | As Hong Kong is stripped of its autonomy and special status, how will the next chapter play out?

While the international community cannot shape the ultimate outcome, it can still create an atmosphere that leads Beijing to take a more cautious approach in implementing the national security law.

While the international community cannot shape the ultimate outcome, it can still create an atmosphere that leads Beijing to take a more cautious approach in implementing the national security law.

30 May 2020 - 4:26AM
Opinion | Why the arrest of Huawei’s CFO amid trade war tension should not push China to rely more on home-grown technology

techno-nationalism is a fool’s errand and instead of doubling down on self-reliance, China should launch a new great leap of reforms to become a true market economy, given that the sectors which are most open to competition have performed best.

techno-nationalism is a fool’s errand and instead of doubling down on self-reliance, China should launch a new great leap of reforms to become a true market economy, given that the sectors which are most open to competition have performed best.

24 Jan 2019 - 6:36PM
Trump’s ‘coordinated chaos’ may be part of a grand strategy, one that doesn’t bode well for China

The Trump administration seems to be following a ‘mixed message’ strategy and gearing up for a long-haul battle with China that is not restricted to trade.

The Trump administration seems to be following a ‘mixed message’ strategy and gearing up for a long-haul battle with China that is not restricted to trade.

19 Apr 2018 - 1:44AM
Five reasons why Trump is not ready for a trade war, and China could emerge stronger from the contest

The US administration has underestimated its opposition and the domestic impact of a trade war.

The US administration has underestimated its opposition and the domestic impact of a trade war.

23 Mar 2018 - 12:58PM
23 Mar 2018 - 12:58PM