US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok. Photo: AFP

US Commerce Secretary pledges ‘deep commitment’ to Asia as Trump invites leaders for summit

  • Wilbur Ross said the record US$2 trillion in trade between the US and Indo-Pacific, and Washington’s investments outranking China’s were signs of how much it values the region
  • Trump’s national security adviser invited Asean leaders for a summit with the US President in the first quarter of next year
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US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok. Photo: AFP
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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.