‘Looking East’ should not mean drifting exclusively into China’s orbit; relations with India must be cultivated, and the West cannot be ignored entirely.
Two years after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced a divorce with old ally the US in return for bumper business ties with China, he doesn't have much to show for it.
US President Donald Trump didn't make it to this week's summit of Asian nations in Singapore, but his influence was still keenly felt among the leaders who gathered in the city.
US Vice President Mike Pence says the US will continue to sail and fly wherever international law allows, comments sure to rile China which claims the strategic sea route.
Asian leaders gathered for a summit amid warnings that trade tensions between Washington and Beijing could trigger a "domino effect" of protectionist measures by other countries.