Jorge Heine comments on cancellation of APEC in CGTN feature
Jorge Heine, research professor at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, commented on the cancellation of the APEC summit and COP25 climate meeting in Chile.
The Op-Ed, entitled “Chilean ex-ambassador: cancellation of APEC an unfortunate policy“, and interview aired on October 30, 2019.
From the text of the Op-Ed:
Amid weeks-long protests, the Chilean government announced on Wednesday to suspend the up-coming APEC summit and COP25 climate meeting. “It’s an unfortunate decision,” Jorge Heine, research professor at Boston University and former Chilean ambassador to China, told CGTN. He said that Chile has been “playing a leading role” in APEC where both Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump confirmed their participation this year.
Ambassador Jorge Heine is a lawyer, IR scholar and diplomat with a special interest in fhe international politics of the Global South. He was most recently a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C. ( 2018-2019). He has served as ambassador of Chile to China ( 2014-2017), to India ( 2003-2007) and to South Africa ( 1994-1999), and as a Cabinet Minister in the Chilean Government.