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Post Bulletin| Thu Nov 09 13:04:53 EST 2017
BEIJING (AP) — Custom hats. Gauzy videos. Jumping children, declaring their love. The first half of President Donald Trump's whirlwind tour of Asia has been an exercise in the art of flattery, as world leaders woo the man who was introduced at the South Korean National Assembly as the "leader of the world." The pageantry-plus displays come as leaders across Asia and beyond struggle to understand the unpredictable American and search for ways to win his favor and avoid his wrath. "They are not ignorant that this is a president who is particularly responsive to flattery," said Lindsey Ford of the Asia Society Policy Institute in Washington, adding that the Chinese, in particular, "absolutely g..

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