US President Donald Trump and Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during a special gala celebration dinner for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), in Manila in November 2017. Photo: AFP

Why the US must not give up its leading role in the Asia-Pacific

  • Today, the economies of the Asia-Pacific are more essential to the lives of more people than at any previous moment in history
Topic |   United States

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US President Donald Trump and Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during a special gala celebration dinner for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), in Manila in November 2017. Photo: AFP
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US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross arrives at a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Photo: Reuters
Anthony Rowley
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A ‘phase one’ US-China trade deal will do little to bolster confidence shattered by deglobalisation

  • US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross recently suggested that an initial trade deal will go a long way towards resolving global uncertainty. To the contrary, it will take much more to reverse the effects of deglobalisation accelerated by the Trump administration

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US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross arrives at a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Photo: Reuters
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