Asia Reacts to...

The Asia Reacts to... series highlighted 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.

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Reactions to the Likely Nomination of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - China and Hong Kong

CHINA

"That's because the Republican Party is more practical and Trump is a businessman who puts his commercial interests above everything else." - Wu Jun, political commentator, Hong Kong Phoenix Television

Eight Chinese scholars debate how Donald Trump will influence the US-China relationship given the likelihood of his nomination.

Reactions to the Likely Nomination of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - North Korea

NORTH KOREA

"In the lengthy column, Trump is described as a 'wise politician and presidential candidate with foresight' for his comments about the U.S. potentially withdrawing its troops from South Korea if Seoul doesn't bear the costs."

"It is up to…

Reactions to the Likely Nomination of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - Japan

JAPAN

Japanese officials weigh in on Hillary Clinton's presumptive nomination as the Democratic candidate for President of the United States.

"Mind you, the Japanese followed the 2008 election with tremendous interest. They seemed to look on the rise of Barack Obama [...] as a symbol of the great things of which the United…

Reactions to the Likely Nomination of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - Pan-Asian Views

PAN-ASIAN VIEWS

Interviews with citizens of Tokyo, Japan, Beijing, China, and New Dehli, India on their impressions of the presidential candidates and the future of bilateral relations with the United States.

Experts from…

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 - 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 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 - 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

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter's Trip to India and the Philippines - Philippines

During his recent visit to the Asia-Pacific from April 9 - 18, 2016, Secretary of Defense Ashton "Ash" Carter held a joint press conference with Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar to announce that the United States and India have "agreed in principle" on finalizing a Logistical Support Agreement (LAS) and Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI). He also revealed for the first time that the United States has been conducting joint naval patrols with the Philippines in the South China Sea. INDIA

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter's Trip to India and the Philippines - China

During his recent visit to the Asia-Pacific from April 9 - 18, 2016, Secretary of Defense Ashton "Ash" Carter held a joint press conference with Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar to announce that the United States and India have "agreed in principle" on finalizing a Logistical Support Agreement (LAS) and Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI). He also revealed for the first time that the United States has been conducting joint naval patrols with the Philippines in the South China Sea. CHINA

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter's Trip to India and the Philippines - India

During his recent visit to the Asia-Pacific from April 9 - 18, 2016, Secretary of Defense Ashton "Ash" Carter held a joint press conference with Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar to announce that the United States and India have "agreed in principle" on finalizing a Logistical Support Agreement (LAS) and Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI). He also revealed for the first time that the United States has been conducting joint naval patrols with the Philippines in the South China Sea. INDIA