Without the region's third largest and now fastest growing major economy, APEC economies will struggle to capitalize on one of the most promising markets and growth drivers in the wider Asia-Pacific. APEC would not only remain incomplete but also unable to reinvent itself once the recently completed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement becomes a reality.
Kevin Rudd was Australia’s Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010; Foreign Minister from 2010 to 2012; before returning to the Prime Ministership in 2013. Mr Rudd is now President of the Asia SocietyPolicy Institute.
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