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Asia weighs risk, reward in budding Trump-Xi ties

After meeting Mr Xi at his Florida residence earlier in April, Mr Trump appears to have done a complete volte-face, praising Mr Xi for trying hard to rein in nuclear-armed North Korea and rebuffing Taiwan's president's suggestion of another call.


US President Donald Trump's warm words for Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as a "good man" will reassure Beijing that he finally understands the importance of good ties, but risks leaving America's regional allies puzzling over where they fit into the new order.

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