The Heat: APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting

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World leaders gather in Thailand for the 29th APEC Economic Leaders Meeting. What’s at the top of the agenda?

Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke Friday at the first in-person APEC meeting in four years. He expressed the need for peace and stability and a shared future within the Asia-Pacific community.

This year’s theme “Open, Connect and Balance” looks to sustainability and a green recovery as the global economy rebuilds from the COVID-19 pandemic. Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden are not attending. 

Joining the discussion:

  • Arthur Dong is a Teaching Professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
  • Jorge Heine is the former Chilean Ambassador to China.
  • Richard Heydarian is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Philippines, Asian Center.
  • Edward Tse is the Founder and CEO of the Gaofeng Advisory Company.