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US and China: Contrasting leadership for Asia

  • Dino Patti Djalal
    Dino Patti Djalal

    Former Indonesian ambassador to the US, founder of the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI)

Jakarta | Mon, November 13, 2017 | 10:40 am
US and China: Contrasting leadership for Asia China's President Xi Jinping (left) and US President Donald Trump attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017. (Agence France-Presse/Nicolas Asfuri)

PREMIUM As United States President Donald Trump makes his way across Asia, he will see lots of smiling faces from Asian leaders and citizens who, unlike his domestic constituents, find him somewhat amusing. Actually, Trump should pay attention to an important perceptual shift in Asia. A recent poll by Perth USAsia Center showed that most respondents in Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Australia, India fo...

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