Editorial : America's Asia-Pacific leadership

【明報專訊】DURING his Asia tour US President Donald Trump has been offered an unprecedentedly high-standard reception. However, what hides behind flattery may be "not being so bold as to compliment him." Though he has obtained a record-breaking number of trade orders, his bold gambling of using threat instead of having talks will lose the US its leadership in Asia-Pacific. The loss of that leadership may lead to instability in the region. When that happens, Trump's glory will be the basis on which to condemn him.