What Defines Success for Xi Jinping’s US Visit?

Bloomberg TV 22nd September 2015 INTERVIEWER: Matt I just learned that the Prime Minister is also a former rodeo rider, his event was young cows, but we’re not here to talk about that – we’re here of course to talk about Xi Jinping’s visit to Seattle. KEVIN RUDD: I rode once and fell off. INTERVIEWER: You rode once and fell …

The Top 10 Questions About China Ahead of Xi’s U.S. Visit

Originally published in The Huffinginton Post – 22 September 2015 By Kevin Rudd When President Xi Jinping arrives for his first state visit to the United States this week, a number of new domestic and foreign policy questions are likely to be on the minds of administrations in both capitals. How these are interpreted, and most importantly, managed, during the …

The Rise of Asia and its Impact on the Global Order

HARVARD – Asia Society 21 September 2015 BILL ALFORD: Thank you all for coming. I’m Bill Alford, Vice Dean of the Law School. On behalf of the Law School I’d like to welcome our very distinguished panel of guests today from the Asia Society Policy Institute. We will quickly introduce each and offer a few words of welcome. Our principal …

Statement from a Spokesperson

“Several articles have reported that in June 2010 that Mr Rudd sought a phone call from Hillary Clinton following Julia Gillard’s leadership coup. As the text of the Hillary Clinton email makes abundantly clear, Former Prime Minister Rudd made zero request for any such telephone call from Mrs Clinton. If any staff member made such a request of the US Ambassador …

China: Market Intervention Controlled ‘Panic’

28-08-15 – CNN KEVIN RUDD: Volatility has rocked global equities markets this week with big falls across the world from Shanghai to Sydney to the FTSE here in London. Many reasons have been given, including: the snail’s pace of the economic recovery we’ve seen in Europe, now seven years after the Global Financial Crisis began; also, uncertainty over a future …