Heine Discusses APEC Meeting and Challenges for Member Economies

Ambassador Jorge Heine, Research Professor at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was a guest on CGTN America’s “The Heat” where he and fellow panelists discussed the meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and its plans for the future.

Joining Heine on the program’s panel were Rajiv Biswas, executive director and Asia-Pacific chief economist at IHS Markit; Jeff Moon former assistant U.S. trade representative for China affairs and current head of China Moon Strategies; and Einar Tangen, political and economic affairs commentator. The experts discussed the APEC meeting and the group’s plan to accelerate the region’s response to the global health and economic crises.

In his remarks, Heine discussed the challenges APEC faces, the need for more climate action as opposed to climate commitments, and the existential threat that APEC faces in maintaining its relevance.

The full program can be viewed below.

Ambassador Jorge Heine is a Research Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. 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. Read more about Ambassador Heine on his Pardee School faculty profile.