The problems with America’s position in Asia go much deeper than Donald Trump, and are ­exemplified by the “Woody Allen Doctrine”, that is, the belief that “Eighty per cent of success in life is just showing up”. Illustration: Craig Stephens

Why the US is no match for China in Asia, and Trump should have stayed at home and played golf

Hugh White says Asia hands in Washington continue to underestimate the seriousness of the challenge from China, and are mistaken if they think any country in the region wishes to jeopardise ties with Beijing on the back of American promises

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The problems with America’s position in Asia go much deeper than Donald Trump, and are ­exemplified by the “Woody Allen Doctrine”, that is, the belief that “Eighty per cent of success in life is just showing up”. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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