2014-04-29T112315Z_1_CBREA3S0EFM00_RTROPTP_2_PHILIPPINES

Obama reassures allies, but doubts over 'pivot' to Asia persist

U.S. President Obama walks towards to Air Force One during departure at Manila international airportBy Matt Spetalnick and Mark Felsenthal MANILA (Reuters) – From the elaborate details of a Japanese state visit to the more mundane question of how much face-time to give each of his Asian hosts, President Barack Obama’s aides spent months meticulously scripting his four-country tour of the region. But as the week-long trip wrapped up on Tuesday it was clear that, while Obama scored points with skeptical allies simply by showing up, not everything followed the White House plan. The U.S. president’s clear aim was to demonstrate that his long-promised strategic shift towards Asia and the Pacific, widely seen as aimed at countering China’s rising influence, was real. “The key is what happens next,” said Michael Kugelman, an Asia expert at the Wilson Center think-tank in Washington.

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