US President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference on China as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 29. Photo: AFP
Lee Seong-hyon
Opinion

Opinion

Lee Seong-hyon

As it deals with China rivalry, the US must show it can still be trusted to stand by its allies in Asia

  • Asian nations have been disappointed by Washington’s lack of leverage over Beijing
  • There is a view that Donald Trump is adopting a hardline posture towards China for the upcoming presidential election, and might abandon Asian allies once victory is secured
US President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference on China as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 29. Photo: AFP
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