Asia Reacts to...

The Asia Reacts to... series highlights how various Asian media are reacting to US politics, policy, and major events. Explore the collated sources below to gauge the complexities of the US-Asia relationship as seen from Asia.

*DISCLAIMER: Spelling in the quotations may be changed from British English to American English.*

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Donald Trump's First Foreign Policy Speech - South Korea

On April 27, 2016, Republican front-runner Donald Trump outlined his foreign policy in a speech at the Mayflower Hotel in downtown Washington, DC. SOUTH KOREA

"[...] Trump's consistently isolationist line - insisting that the US 'can't be the policeman to the world' and dismissing the possibility of North Korea starting a war with South Korea and Japan by saying 'if they do, they…

Donald Trump's First Foreign Policy Speech - China and Hong Kong

On April 27, 2016, Republican front-runner Donald Trump outlined his foreign policy in a speech at the Mayflower Hotel in downtown Washington, DC. CHINA

"Even though he voiced willingness to develop a good relationship with China, his blinkered knowledge of US-China business cooperation is worrying. Accusing China's economic presence in the US as an 'assault on American jobs,' and claiming that the US has 'economic power'…

Donald Trump's First Foreign Policy Speech - Japan

On April 27, 2016, Republican front-runner Donald Trump outlined his foreign policy in a speech at the Mayflower Hotel in downtown Washington, DC. JAPAN

"I want to see the United States to be strong and come with a strong robust position, not really thinking of the United States only." - H.E. Kenichiro Sasae, Japanese Ambassador to the United States

Donald Trump's First Foreign Policy Speech - Australia

On April 27, 2016, Republican front-runner Donald Trump outlined his foreign policy in a speech at the Mayflower Hotel in downtown Washington, DC. AUSTRALIA

"Fully realised, Mr. Trump's Asia sounds like something in a dystopian science-fiction comic. Battered by sanctions, drivers in Tokyo are forced to abandon their Toyotas and Nissans for Fords and Chevrolets. Encouraged by warm overtures from the White House…

Donald Trump's First Foreign Policy Speech - India

On April 27, 2016, Republican front-runner Donald Trump outlined his foreign policy in a speech at the Mayflower Hotel in downtown Washington, DC. INDIA

"Like many in Washington, Delhi has sniggered at Trump all these days. India must begin to take Trump seriously and assess the sources and consequences of America's changing worldview. [...] It now needs to engage those shaping the enormously successful campaign that has…

Donald Trump's Comments on Possible Nuclear Armament of Japan and South Korea - South Korea

On March 28, 2016 during an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Republican front-runner Donald Trump suggested that Japan and South Korea should be allowed to develop their own nuclear weapons to counteract threats in the Asia-Pacific and take more responsibility for their own security since, according to Trump, they do not pay the United States enough for supplying that security. SOUTH KOREA

"But the fact that the…

Donald Trump's Comments on Possible Nuclear Armament of Japan and South Korea - Australia

On March 28, 2016 during an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Republican front-runner Donald Trump suggested that Japan and South Korea should be allowed to develop their own nuclear weapons to counteract threats in the Asia-Pacific and take more responsibility for their own security since, according to Trump, they do not pay the United States enough for supplying that security. AUSTRALIA

"'[I]t's…

Donald Trump's Comments on Possible Nuclear Armament of Japan and South Korea - Japan

On March 28, 2016 during an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Republican front-runner Donald Trump suggested that Japan and South Korea should be allowed to develop their own nuclear weapons to counteract threats in the Asia-Pacific and take more responsibility for their own security since, according to Trump, they do not pay the United States enough for supplying that security. JAPAN

Donald Trump's Comments on Possible Nuclear Armament of Japan and South Korea - North Korea

On March 28, 2016 during an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Republican front-runner Donald Trump suggested that Japan and South Korea should be allowed to develop their own nuclear weapons to counteract threats in the Asia-Pacific and take more responsibility for their own security since, according to Trump, they do not pay the United States enough for supplying that security. NORTH KOREA

Deputy-Director General of North Korea's Institute of International Studies…