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Opinion

APEC should look to business for leadership

Regional grouping has lost its luster as a force for trade liberalization

| Southeast Asia
The venue for the APEC summit at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok on Nov. 14: The reinvigoration of the group must be led by the private sector.   © Sipa/AP

Thitinan Pongsudhirak is professor and director of the Institute of Security and International Studies under the faculty of political science at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.

Summits of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum leaders have underwhelmed for the past two decades.

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