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

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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