A newspaper headline highlights the phone conversation between US President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, in central Sydney on February 3. Photo: Reuters

Does the Trump White House know that Asia is opting for diplomacy on South China Sea?

Elena Collinson says its belligerent tone exposes the Trump administration as out of touch, and Australia must urge restraint as well as underline changing regional realities

Topic |   South China Sea

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A newspaper headline highlights the phone conversation between US President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, in central Sydney on February 3. Photo: Reuters
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