Trump And A "Free and Open Indo-Pacific", Xi Keeps Promoting Allies And Breaking Norms; Pandas As Geopolitical Fur Balls--Sinocism Weekly 11.04.17
Happy Saturday...President Trump has started his weekend in Asia, where he will be for the next 11 days visiting Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. The expectations seem so low that perhaps anything short of triggering a trade or hot war will be considered a success?
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