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Trump's Asian summit snub will backfire

US President's pullout helps Xi promote China's growing role

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Saying good bye to Asia? U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One.   © Reuters

World leaders seek to divine the direction of U.S. policy often by listening to a president's words, or by watching his actions. In Donald Trump's case, the trick is to follow Air Force One.

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