China’s Political Economy into 2020 Pressures on Growth, Pressures on Reform

The Honourable Kevin Rudd, AC. President, Asia Society Policy Institute, New York 26th Prime Minister of Australia Chatham House, London Conference on China’s Economic Future: Emerging Challenges at Home and Abroad 11 July 2019   To understand where China’s economy is headed in the 18 months ahead, leading up to the centenary of the Communist Party in 2021, it’s important …

Where will it end? The US-China trade war and the threat to the global economy

Article Originally Published in the Nikkei Asian Review on the 20th of June 2019 Original Article Available Here Written by Kevin Rudd Making sense of the U.S.-China trade war is difficult in itself. Making sense of how it may provoke a wider economic “decoupling,” and impact the long-term strategic relationship between Beijing and Washington, is more difficult again. I wrote …

Fasten your seatbelts, China has drawn its red lines against Trump

Article Originally Published in the Sydney Morning Herald on the 13th of June 2019 Original Article Available Here Written by Kevin Rudd   This time last month, I was having breakfast with a Chinese friend in Chengdu, the prosperous provincial capital of Sichuan, discussing the increasingly toxic US-China relationship. The only newspaper available that morning was the less-than-world-renowned Chengdu Commercial …

Statement on being awarded AC on the Queen’s Birthday honours list

Order of Australia I am deeply grateful to the Australian people for giving me the opportunity to serve them and our country. This also enabled me to be part of Australia’s wider engagement with our region and the world. Australians are a good people, with warm hearts, practical minds and a deeply entrenched spirit of service. I am grateful to …