Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attend a signing ceremony in Canberra in March 2017. Australia under Turnbull has been one of the Asia-Pacific powers that is most anxious about China’s rise, but efforts to strengthen ties with a Donald Trump-led US have also been fraught. Photo: EPA
Michael Fullilove
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Michael Fullilove

US remains the top power in Asia but for how long, as Trump erodes vital alliances?

Michael Fullilove and Hervé Lemahieu say China is rapidly gaining on the US as an Asian regional power, and the Trump administration’s mismanagement of trade and diplomatic ties in the region threatens its most significant advantage

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attend a signing ceremony in Canberra in March 2017. Australia under Turnbull has been one of the Asia-Pacific powers that is most anxious about China’s rise, but efforts to strengthen ties with a Donald Trump-led US have also been fraught. Photo: EPA
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