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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President Barack Obama's Historic Visit to Hiroshima - Australia

On May 27, 2016, President Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima, Japan and pay respects to the victims of the August 6, 1945, atomic bombing conducted by the United States during World War II. This page currently highlights both the expectations surrounding Obama's visit following the official confirmation of the visit on May 10, 2016, and reactions of the Asia Pacific community following the conclusion of the visit. AUSTRALIA

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


"For 77% of Australian adults, Hillary Clinton is the preferred US President, with only 11% saying they would prefer Donald Trump. Most Australians (84%) say Hillary Clinton would do a better job of handling US foreign policy. Only 10% prefer Donald Trump for handling US foreign policy. Further, nearly six in ten Australians (59%)…

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 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