CommonDreams – Obama Asian Visit Raises New Questions – 4 May 2014

common-dreamsObama Asian Visit Raises New Questions
by Kalinga Seneviratne

President Barack Obama and President Benigno S. Aquino III inspect the honor guard during an arrival ceremony at the Malacañang Palace in Manila, Philippines, April 28, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

SINGAPORE – U.S. President Barack Obama’s week-long visit to Asia was meant to reassure allies in the region of American support and re-engagement. But it raised Chinese hackles and failed to dispel doubts over his administration’s ‘pivot to Asia’ strategy.

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