Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Difficulties in leading the Asia Pacific

The Jakarta Post published an op-ed written by Simon Tay. He predicted the APEC meeting and the East Asia Summit would be the high point in “Obama’s efforts to engage Asia.”

“Diplomacy will dictate that the American and Chinese leaders will be photographed, smiling with their counterparts across the region, and shaking hands,” said Tay. “They would do well to do so while they can. Coming events will soon test their smiles and handshakes quite severely.”

I can’t wait.

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