Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands before talks in Da Nang, Vietnam, on November 11. Photo: Kyodo

Is the US retreat from Asia drawing China, Japan and South Korea closer together?

William Pesek says the Apec meeting saw the Trump administration strike a blow against its own relevance to Asian trade, while possibly convincing Seoul, Tokyo and Beijing to tone down their feuding for mutual gain

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands before talks in Da Nang, Vietnam, on November 11. Photo: Kyodo
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