Paul Ingrassia ,
Managing Editor, Thomson Reuters
Kevin Michael Rudd ,
President, Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI); Prime Minister of Australia (2007–2010, 2013)
Ronnie Chichung Chan ,
Chairman, Hang Lung Properties
We need a new institution to prevent bifurcation from occurring in the Asian-Pacific region.
The togetherness of the BRICS countries and other emerging economies represent a new voice in a political scene.
Russia is the only other country next to the US that has any kind of power projection on both oceans.
The commonality of BRICS is a desire to rebalance the decision making of the world so that emerging economies would have more say.