US President Donal Trump is not expected to attend the East Asia Summit in the Philippines. Photo: EPA US President Donal Trump is not expected to attend the East Asia Summit in the Philippines. Photo: EPA
US President Donal Trump is not expected to attend the East Asia Summit in the Philippines. Photo: EPA

Trump’s East Asia Summit no-show ‘to give China a chance to fill regional vacuum’

US president’s decision could send wrong message to Asian allies wary of Beijing’s push for greater influence, analysts say

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US President Donal Trump is not expected to attend the East Asia Summit in the Philippines. Photo: EPA US President Donal Trump is not expected to attend the East Asia Summit in the Philippines. Photo: EPA
US President Donal Trump is not expected to attend the East Asia Summit in the Philippines. Photo: EPA
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