(From left) Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, US President Barack Obama, Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Philippine foreign minister Perfecto Yasay and Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah stand on the stage for group photographs during the US-Asean Summit in Vientiane, Laos, in September. Photo: AFP (From left) Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, US President Barack Obama, Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Philippine foreign minister Perfecto Yasay and Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah stand on the stage for group photographs during the US-Asean Summit in Vientiane, Laos, in September. Photo: AFP
(From left) Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, US President Barack Obama, Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Philippine foreign minister Perfecto Yasay and Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah stand on the stage for group photographs during the US-Asean Summit in Vientiane, Laos, in September. Photo: AFP

Is Obama’s diplomatic legacy in Asia about to be erased?

US president-elect Donald Trump has vowed to kill off the TPP trade pact, the key economic plank of America’s ‘pivot to Asia’

Topic |   US-China relations
(From left) Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, US President Barack Obama, Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Philippine foreign minister Perfecto Yasay and Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah stand on the stage for group photographs during the US-Asean Summit in Vientiane, Laos, in September. Photo: AFP (From left) Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, US President Barack Obama, Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Philippine foreign minister Perfecto Yasay and Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah stand on the stage for group photographs during the US-Asean Summit in Vientiane, Laos, in September. Photo: AFP
(From left) Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, US President Barack Obama, Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Philippine foreign minister Perfecto Yasay and Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah stand on the stage for group photographs during the US-Asean Summit in Vientiane, Laos, in September. Photo: AFP
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