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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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The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States - Malaysia

On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was formally sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, DC. Countries throughout the Asia Pacific weighed in on how they saw relations between the US and their respective countries going forward under the new Trump administration and the "America First" tone of President Trump's inauguration speech. MALAYSIA

"'President Donald Trump has a number…

The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States - Australia

On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was formally sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, DC. Countries throughout the Asia Pacific weighed in on how they saw relations between the US and their respective countries going forward under the new Trump administration and the "America First" tone of President Trump's inauguration speech. AUSTRALIA

"[Australia has] always suffered when…

The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States - Singapore

On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was formally sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, DC. Countries throughout the Asia Pacific weighed in on how they saw relations between the US and their respective countries going forward under the new Trump administration and the "America First" tone of President Trump's inauguration speech. SINGAPORE

The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States - China

On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was formally sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, DC. Countries throughout the Asia Pacific weighed in on how they saw relations between the US and their respective countries going forward under the new Trump administration and the "America First" tone of President Trump's inauguration speech. CHINA

"Although the Trump administration…

The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States - Japan

On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was formally sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, DC. Countries throughout the Asia Pacific weighed in on how they saw relations between the US and their respective countries going forward under the new Trump administration and the "America First" tone of President Trump's inauguration speech. JAPAN

"Both the ruling Liberal…

President-Elect Donald Trump's Talks with Asian Leaders - Taiwan

Since his election on November 9, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump has engaged in telephone calls with leaders in the Asia Pacific. A call that he had with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on December 2, 2016, was met with heated debate throughout the region. UPDATE: In a December 12, 2016 interview with Fox News which brought up the phone call, President-elect Trump questioned the need for a "One China" policy. TAIWAN

President-Elect Donald Trump's Talks with Asian Leaders - China

Since his election on November 9, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump has engaged in telephone calls with leaders in the Asia Pacific. A call that he had with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on December 2, 2016, was met with heated debate throughout the region. UPDATE: In a December 12, 2016 interview with Fox News which brought up the phone call, President-elect Trump questioned the need for a "One China" policy. CHINA

President-Elect Donald Trump's Talks with Asian Leaders - Japan

Since his election on November 9, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump has engaged in telephone calls with leaders in the Asia Pacific. A call that he had with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on December 2, 2016, was met with heated debate throughout the region. UPDATE: In a December 12, 2016 interview with Fox News which brought up the phone call, President-elect Trump questioned the need for a "One China" policy. JAPAN

President-Elect Donald Trump's Talks with Asian Leaders - Australia

Since his election on November 9, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump has engaged in telephone calls with leaders in the Asia Pacific. A call that he had with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on December 2, 2016, was met with heated debate throughout the region. UPDATE: In a December 12, 2016 interview with Fox News which brought up the phone call, President-elect Trump questioned the need for a "One China" policy. AUSTRALIA

President-Elect Donald Trump's Talks with Asian Leaders - South Korea

Since his election on November 9, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump has engaged in telephone calls with leaders in the Asia Pacific. A call that he had with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on December 2, 2016, was met with heated debate throughout the region. UPDATE: In a December 12, 2016 interview with Fox News which brought up the phone call, President-elect Trump questioned the need for a "One China" policy. SOUTH KOREA

"As…

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

THAILAND

"For Southeast Asia, a Trump presidency would be confrontational towards China but not in a way to reengage and renew ties with the US's partners and allies in the region. Tensions between Washington and Beijing would rise on a bilateral and trade-driven basis but China's growing dominance in Southeast Asia would remain unchecked by the US. The US's emphasis on human rights and democracy in developing Asia is…

Final Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - Singapore

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met for the final time on the debate stage at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace, the debate encompassed six segments with topics ranging from Supreme Court nominations to the economy. SINGAPORE

"Ultimately, the debates will likely be remembered for their ugliness. But if there…

Final Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - India

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met for the final time on the debate stage at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace, the debate encompassed six segments with topics ranging from Supreme Court nominations to the economy. INDIA

"His refusal to commit to accepting the…

Final Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - New Zealand

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met for the final time on the debate stage at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace, the debate encompassed six segments with topics ranging from Supreme Court nominations to the economy. NEW ZEALAND

"The usual ability of…

Final Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - Australia

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met for the final time on the debate stage at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace, the debate encompassed six segments with topics ranging from Supreme Court nominations to the economy. AUSTRALIA

In this three-part series the author explores how the US-Australia…

Final Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - China

CHINA

"With so much about Trump remaining uncertain, China cannot simply support him and hope. In a US visit last month, Premier Li Keqiang was noncommittal, saying US-China relations would be kept on a stable footing regardless of who was elected. After the third televised presidential debate on Oct. 19, many reports noted Chinese experts predicting a Clinton victory. What is clear is China’s ridicule…

Final Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - Japan

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met for the final time on the debate stage at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace, the debate encompassed six segments with topics ranging from Supreme Court nominations to the economy. JAPAN

"Although they don't have a say in the…

Final Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - Pan-Asian Views

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met for the final time on the debate stage at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace, the debate encompassed six segments with topics ranging from Supreme Court nominations to the economy. PAN-ASIA

"We hear such comments constantly from Japanese conservative men There are so many…

Final Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - Philippines

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met for the final time on the debate stage at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace, the debate encompassed six segments with topics ranging from Supreme Court nominations to the economy. PHILIPPINES

"Some Fil-Ams [Filipono-Americans] say Trump is their Duterte and I always beg to disagree. Their similarity…

Final Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - Indonesia

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met for the final time on the debate stage at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace, the debate encompassed six segments with topics ranging from Supreme Court nominations to the economy. INDONESIA

"The US is a global leader and therefore should care about international…

Second Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - South Korea

On Sunday, October 9, 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri for the second presidential debate. Moderated by ABC's Martha Raddatz and CNN's Anderson Cooper, the second debate took the form of a town hall meeting where half of the questions for the candidates came from members of the audience. SOUTH KOREA

"Whoever becomes the president will have to consider…

Second Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - India

On Sunday, October 9, 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri for the second presidential debate. Moderated by ABC's Martha Raddatz and CNN's Anderson Cooper, the second debate took the form of a town hall meeting where half of the questions for the candidates came from members of the audience. INDIA

"Immigration…

Second Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - New Zealand

On Sunday, October 9, 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri for the second presidential debate. Moderated by ABC's Martha Raddatz and CNN's Anderson Cooper, the second debate took the form of a town hall meeting where half of the questions for the candidates came from members of the audience. NEW ZEALAND

"By…

Second Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - Singapore

On Sunday, October 9, 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri for the second presidential debate. Moderated by ABC's Martha Raddatz and CNN's Anderson Cooper, the second debate took the form of a town hall meeting where half of the questions for the candidates came from members of the audience. SINGAPORE

Second Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - Australia

On Sunday, October 9, 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri for the second presidential debate. Moderated by ABC's Martha Raddatz and CNN's Anderson Cooper, the second debate took the form of a town hall meeting where half of the questions for the candidates came from members of the audience. AUSTRALIA

Second Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - China

On Sunday, October 9, 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri for the second presidential debate. Moderated by ABC's Martha Raddatz and CNN's Anderson Cooper, the second debate took the form of a town hall meeting where half of the questions for the candidates came from members of the audience. CHINA

Second Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - Japan

On Sunday, October 9, 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri for the second presidential debate. Moderated by ABC's Martha Raddatz and CNN's Anderson Cooper, the second debate took the form of a town hall meeting where half of the questions for the candidates came from members of the audience. JAPAN

"It was a…

First Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - South Korea

On Monday, September 26, 2016, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met on the debate stage for the first time at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Moderated by Lester Holt, the topics of the debate included "America's Direction," "Achieving Prosperity," and "Securing America."

SOUTH KOREA

"The polling organization Gallup International released findings on Sep…

First Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - Pan-Asian Views

On Monday, September 26, 2016, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met on the debate stage for the first time at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Moderated by Lester Holt, the topics of the debate included "America's Direction," "Achieving Prosperity," and "Securing America."

PAN-ASIAN VIEWS

"One reason experts are optimistic that US support for engagement in Asia will likely…

First Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - India

On Monday, September 26, 2016, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met on the debate stage for the first time at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Moderated by Lester Holt, the topics of the debate included "America's Direction," "Achieving Prosperity," and "Securing America."

INDIA

Contributors to various Indian media sources weigh in on the first US 2016 presidential debate and their impressions of the candidates.

First Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - Australia

On Monday, September 26, 2016, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met on the debate stage for the first time at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Moderated by Lester Holt, the topics of the debate included "America's Direction," "Achieving Prosperity," and "Securing America."

AUSTRALIA

"Former US ambassador Kim Beazley has described as 'terrifying' that Donald Trump might…

First Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - China and Hong Kong

On Monday, September 26, 2016, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met on the debate stage for the first time at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Moderated by Lester Holt, the topics of the debate included "America's Direction," "Achieving Prosperity," and "Securing America."

CHINA

"But overall he [Trump] has remained politically enigmatic. While he relentlessly attacked…

First Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - Japan

On Monday, September 26, 2016, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met on the debate stage for the first time at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Moderated by Lester Holt, the topics of the debate included "America's Direction," "Achieving Prosperity," and "Securing America."

JAPAN

"Most significantly, as befits a former secretary of state and one of the prime movers behind the U.S. 'rebalance…

First Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election - North Korea

On Monday, September 26, 2016, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton met on the debate stage for the first time at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Moderated by Lester Holt, the topics of the debate included "America's Direction," "Achieving Prosperity," and "Securing America."

NORTH KOREA

“I truly feel sorry for the U.S. citizens who have to entrust the country…

President Barack Obama's Final Trip to Asia - South Korea

From August 29, 2016, President Barack Obama embarked on his last trip to the Asia Pacific, visiting China to attend the G-20 Summit and attending the 11th East Asia Summit hosted by Laos, which is wrapping up its chairmanship of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year. As a result of this visit, President Obama became the first sitting US president to visit Laos. While in the region, President Obama discussed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), worked to strengthen stronger ties with US allies…

President Barack Obama's Final Trip to Asia - Australia

From August 29, 2016, President Barack Obama embarked on his last trip to the Asia Pacific, visiting China to attend the G-20 Summit and attending the 11th East Asia Summit hosted by Laos, which is wrapping up its chairmanship of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year. As a result of this visit, President Obama became the first sitting US president to visit Laos. While in the region, President Obama discussed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), worked to strengthen stronger ties with US allies…

President Barack Obama's Final Trip to Asia - Philippines

From August 29, 2016, President Barack Obama embarked on his last trip to the Asia Pacific, visiting China to attend the G-20 Summit and attending the 11th East Asia Summit hosted by Laos, which is wrapping up its chairmanship of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year. As a result of this visit, President Obama became the first sitting US president to visit Laos. While in the region, President Obama discussed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), worked to strengthen stronger ties with US allies…

President Barack Obama's Final Trip to Asia - Japan

From August 29, 2016, President Barack Obama embarked on his last trip to the Asia Pacific, visiting China to attend the G-20 Summit and attending the 11th East Asia Summit hosted by Laos, which is wrapping up its chairmanship of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year. As a result of this visit, President Obama became the first sitting US president to visit Laos. While in the region, President Obama discussed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), worked to strengthen stronger ties with US allies…

President Barack Obama's Final Trip to Asia - China

From August 29, 2016, President Barack Obama embarked on his last trip to the Asia Pacific, visiting China to attend the G-20 Summit and attending the 11th East Asia Summit hosted by Laos, which is wrapping up its chairmanship of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year. As a result of this visit, President Obama became the first sitting US president to visit Laos. While in the region, President Obama discussed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), worked to strengthen stronger ties with US allies…

President Barack Obama's Final Trip to Asia - Singapore

From August 29, 2016, President Barack Obama embarked on his last trip to the Asia Pacific, visiting China to attend the G-20 Summit and attending the 11th East Asia Summit hosted by Laos, which is wrapping up its chairmanship of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year. As a result of this visit, President Obama became the first sitting US president to visit Laos. While in the region, President Obama discussed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), worked to strengthen stronger ties with US allies…

Democratic National Convention - South Korea

From July 25-28, 2016, the United States held its Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the convention the Democratic Party officially nominated Hillary Clinton as the first ever female presidential nominee and Tim Kaine as the vice presidential nominee. The Democratic Party also released its party platform.

SOUTH KOREA

"The depth of knowledge on international affairs accumulated from her service in the Senate and…

Democratic National Convention - Japan

From July 25-28, 2016, the United States held its Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the convention the Democratic Party officially nominated Hillary Clinton as the first ever female presidential nominee and Tim Kaine as the vice presidential nominee. The Democratic Party also released its party platform.

JAPAN

"During her tenure at the State Department, meanwhile, Clinton…

Democratic National Convention - China

From July 25-28, 2016, the United States held its Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the convention the Democratic Party officially nominated Hillary Clinton as the first ever female presidential nominee and Tim Kaine as the vice presidential nominee. The Democratic Party also released its party platform.

CHINA

"Rhetoric from the Chinese public on social media often echoes official rhetoric on Clinton. In…

The Nominations of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - Thailand

On July 19, 2016 and July 26, 2016, respectively, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton officially became their parties' nominees for President of the United States. In addition to coverage of debates, which will appear on separate pages in the Asia Reacts to... series, this page chronicles how Asian media viewed the two candidates in the lead up to Election Day. THAILAND

"Politics is also the art of being…

The Nominations of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - Australia

On July 19, 2016 and July 26, 2016, respectively, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton officially became their parties' nominees for President of the United States. In addition to coverage of debates, which will appear on separate pages in the Asia Reacts to... series, this page chronicles how Asian media viewed the two candidates in the lead up to Election Day. AUSTRALIA

“'Whoever wins the election…

The Nominations of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - China

On July 19, 2016 and July 26, 2016, respectively, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton officially became their parties' nominees for President of the United States. In addition to coverage of debates, which will appear on separate pages in the Asia Reacts to... series, this page chronicles how Asian media viewed the two candidates in the lead up to Election Day. CHINA

"'Hillary Clinton is the known…

The Nominations of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - Japan

On July 19, 2016 and July 26, 2016, respectively, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton officially became their parties' nominees for President of the United States. In addition to coverage of debates, which will appear on separate pages in the Asia Reacts to... series, this page chronicles how Asian media viewed the two candidates in the lead up to Election Day. JAPAN

The Nominations of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - Philippines

On July 19, 2016 and July 26, 2016, respectively, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton officially became their parties' nominees for President of the United States. In addition to coverage of debates, which will appear on separate pages in the Asia Reacts to... series, this page chronicles how Asian media viewed the two candidates in the lead up to Election Day. PHILIPPINES

"Whether it is Clinton…