US President Donald Trump with Matthew Pottinger, senior director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, during a veterans meet-and-greet event in Vietnam in November 2017. Photo: AFP

Trump’s China and North Korea expert Matt Pottinger to become new US deputy national security adviser

  • Former journalist and ex-US Marine played key role in arranging US president’s summits with Kim Jong-un
  • Pottinger has helped forge China and North Korea policy since Trump took office in January 2017
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US President Donald Trump with Matthew Pottinger, senior director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, during a veterans meet-and-greet event in Vietnam in November 2017. Photo: AFP
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