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ASEAN Summit: Gala glitz masks Asia's tensions as Trump winds up tour

We have to be friends, the other hotheads would like us to confront China and the rest of the world on so many issues: Duterte said

Reuters 

Leaders from across Asia joined US President Donald Trump at an extravagant gala dinner in the Philippines’ capital on Sunday, a show of amity in a region fraught with tensions that have lurked behind his marathon tour of the continent. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte set the tone of cordiality ahead of the two days of summit meetings he will host, suggesting that despite their differences over claims to the South China Sea, the leaders should not discuss the issue. “We have to be friends, the other hotheads would like us to confront China and the rest ...

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First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 08:40 IST
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