Chinese President Xi Jinping chats to US President Donald Trump during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on November 9. Photo: AP

As the US recedes and China leads, Trump’s Asia trip sends out reassuring signals

Derwin Pereira says that if the torch of regional and global leadership is passing from the US to China, Asean should be thankful that it has been peaceful, at least so far

Topic |   US-China relations

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Chinese President Xi Jinping chats to US President Donald Trump during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on November 9. Photo: AP
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