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Is Australia’s Abbott dancing with Asia or stepping on toes?

Michael Sainsbury, Nikkei Asian Review After his sweeping victory in the mid-September elections, new Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott appeared to have the right idea about the country’s foreign policy direction. Among other pledges, he vowed to turn the official focus to the Asia-Pacific and engage with a region that accounts for about 90% of

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Xi Jinping pivots to ASEAN

Michael Sainsbury Bangkok China stepped up its diplomatic charm offensive in South East Asia this month as U.S. President Barack Obama canceled his visit to the region amid U.S. paralysis over government funding and debt. In Obama’s absence, China’s leaders offered trade and investment deals to boost the country’s presence across Southeast Asia. Regional enthusiasm

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