Published:  12:14 AM, 15 November 2017

Trump's Asia tour more style than substance

Trump's Asia tour more style than substance

Donald Trump's marathon Asian trip passed off without any major incident, but for all the pomp and ceremony thrown his way, analysts say the tour ended with little to show in the way of concrete achievements.

Regional leaders vied with each other during the five-nation sweep to fete a president known for his partiality to grand gestures of honor and respect. And it clearly worked. It was red carpet like nobody, I think, has probably ever received, Trump said.

In Tokyo, a golfing date with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was followed by a gala dinner and in Beijing he toured the Forbidden City as part of an extravagant state visit-plus which also included a performance of Peking Opera.

-AFP, Manila

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