Donald Trump meets US troops at the US Yokota Air Base, on the outskirts of Tokyo, on Sunday. Photo: AP

Why is the US calling Asia-Pacific the Indo-Pacific? Donald Trump to ‘clarify’

Washington’s envoy in Tokyo promises explanation by the end of the president’s tour of Asia, amid speculation America hopes to revive four-way alliance with Japan, Australia and India to counter a rising China

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Donald Trump meets US troops at the US Yokota Air Base, on the outskirts of Tokyo, on Sunday. Photo: AP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.