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Trump's Asian Visit

Southeast Asia does not need Trump's rhetoric

For regional business, what matters is economic 'boots on the ground'

| China

The phrase "boots on the ground," often used by American leaders to describe the importance of deploying actual soldiers to support U.S. interests, represented a military commitment and actual physical presence.

As he tours Asia, U.S. President Donald Trump would do well to apply the same principle to business. His greatest rival, Chinese President Xi Jinping is doing precisely that.

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