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Foreign Policy Obama's Asia trip: a balancing act, amid doubts about US resolve (+video)

On an eight-day, four-nation tour of Asia, beginning Tuesday, President Obama aims to boost credibility of his US 'pivot' to Asia, while reassuring Beijing that the goal is not to contain China.

By Staff writer / April 22, 2014

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President Obama sets off on an eight-day, four-country Asia-Pacific trip Tuesday with the delicate task of convincing allies in the region that his vaunted “Asia pivot” is more than just rhetoric – even while reassuring Beijing that US policy is not about containing China.