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Trump’s Winning Asia Diplomacy

President Trump has had a bustling few days of Asia diplomacy, including his initial post-inauguration phone call with China’s Xi Jinping on Thursday, a White House limit with Japan’s Shinzo Abe on Friday and 27 holes of golf with Mr. Abe on Saturday, followed by a corner press discussion on North Korea’s latest barb launch. Unlike some of his progressing encounters with unfamiliar leaders, this turn demonstrated sobriety, clever formulation and honour for allies.

The news out of a Xi call is that Mr. Trump endorsed the…

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