Trump's Asia trip shows U.S. at risk of being sidelined in the region's economic future - LA Times

Los Angeles Times| Thu Nov 09 10:00:52 EST 2017
For all of President Trump’s efforts to build personal relations with leaders and to reassure allies during his first Asia trip, the most significant thing that has happened may have been what did not happen: From Tokyo to Seoul to Beijing, the American president has been feted with maximum ceremonial honors — a “state visit-plus,” the Chinese called it. Asian leaders listened politely to his demands that they accept what he considers fairer trade terms and that they buy more American goods. Nowhere in Trump’s tour, however, have any of those leaders entered into serious negotiations or made significant concessions. "Quite frankly, in the grand scheme of a $300- to $500-billion trade deficit..

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