US President Donald Trump missed the Asean summit but sent his new national security adviser, Robert O’Brien (left). Photo: AP US President Donald Trump missed the Asean summit but sent his new national security adviser, Robert O’Brien (left). Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump missed the Asean summit but sent his new national security adviser, Robert O’Brien (left). Photo: AP
Jun Yan Chang
Opinion

Opinion

Jun Yan Chang

Is Donald Trump’s administration ceding Southeast Asia to an ever-aggressive China?

  • Jun Yan Chang writes that despite the US president’s Asean snub, Southeast Asian countries want to keep the US engaged as a means to counter China's assertive strategic moves in the region

US President Donald Trump missed the Asean summit but sent his new national security adviser, Robert O’Brien (left). Photo: AP US President Donald Trump missed the Asean summit but sent his new national security adviser, Robert O’Brien (left). Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump missed the Asean summit but sent his new national security adviser, Robert O’Brien (left). Photo: AP
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