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Asian leaders hedge bets at UN as Trump throws barbs at China

'When elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled flat,' Duterte warns

TOKYO -- The United Nations General Assembly opened with U.S. President Donald Trump throwing barbs at China, which were promptly ignored by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

But tensions between the world's two biggest economies show no sign of relenting, and other Asian countries are under pressure to pick a side. At last week's meeting, most leaders chose to sit on the fence.

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