Shutdown Hurt US-Asia Engagement


Sec. of State John Kerry, filling in for President Obama, talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the APEC Summit in Bali.

 EWC President Charles E. Morrison writes in The Honolulu Star-Advertiser that "the shutdown makes a future Obama trip to Asia and other U.S. efforts all the more essential, as the United States seeks to restore its image and sense of engagement with the world’s most dynamic region.". ... more...