16 November 2017
United States President Donald Trump was the centre of attraction during his 12-day visit to Asia last week, given a welcome replete with pomp and ceremony in Japan, South Korea and China.
But by the time he left for home on Tuesday, political experts and observers were saying Chinese President Xi Jinping was ahead, with his influence enhanced further.
Mr Trump declared his trip a tremendous success but analysts said he returned home without fulfilling his agenda – convincing Asia’s leaders that the US is still committed to the Asia-Pacific.
He also failed to extract concrete commitments from China to intensify pressure on North Korea, said S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies dean Joseph Liow.
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Last updated on 16/11/2017