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Opinion, by Shinjini Kundu

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Obama’s foreign policy has focused more on Asia than any other president in U.S. history. President Obama considers Asia to be a strategic player in the U.S. economy. The rapidly expanding Asian consumer market is a funnel for U.S. exports.

The administration is also worried that the regional trade deals within Asia will leave the U.S. without any influence in the region. The Obama administration worked assiduously to re-negotiate free trade agreements with South Korea, partly in response to China and Japan, who have now . . .

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