China’s Premier Li Keqiang (third right) poses for a group photo with Asean leaders at the Asean-China Summit in Singapore on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

Is Donald Trump’s no-show at Asia summits a sign of waning US influence in region?

  • If Asia matters to America, why was US president not present at East Asian Summit, asks Singaporean diplomat
  • Other observers point out that Chinese President Xi Jinping also skipped the event, in what some Southeast Asian countries see as a snub
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China’s Premier Li Keqiang (third right) poses for a group photo with Asean leaders at the Asean-China Summit in Singapore on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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