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.

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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…

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 - Malaysia

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. MALAYSIA

"While Americans remain undecided over their next…

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…

Republican National Convention - Singapore

From July 18-21, 2016, the United States held its Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, Ohio. During the convention, the Republican Party officially nominated Donald Trump and Mike Pence as its 2016 presidential nominee and vice presidential nominees, respectively, and released its party platform. SINGAPORE

An in-depth look into how a potential Trump presidency would affect the economies of Asia.

President Barack Obama's First Visit to Vietnam - Thailand

From May 23 to 25, 2016 President Barack Obama took his first trip to Vietnam. During his trip, President Obama, alongside Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, eliminated the remainder of the arms embargo placed on Vietnam following the end of the Vietnam War 41 years ago (the ban had been partially lifted in 2014 but several components remained) and the normalization of US - Vietnam diplomatic ties in 1995. THAILAND

President Barack Obama's First Visit to Vietnam - India

From May 23 to 25, 2016 President Barack Obama took his first trip to Vietnam. During his trip, President Obama, alongside Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, eliminated the remainder of the arms embargo placed on Vietnam following the end of the Vietnam War 41 years ago (the ban had been partially lifted in 2014 but several components remained) and the normalization of US - Vietnam diplomatic ties in 1995. INDIA

President Barack Obama's First Visit to Vietnam - China

From May 23 to 25, 2016 President Barack Obama took his first trip to Vietnam. During his trip, President Obama, alongside Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, eliminated the remainder of the arms embargo placed on Vietnam following the end of the Vietnam War 41 years ago (the ban had been partially lifted in 2014 but several components remained) and the normalization of US - Vietnam diplomatic ties in 1995. CHINA

President Barack Obama's First Visit to Vietnam - Japan

From May 23 to 25, 2016 President Barack Obama took his first trip to Vietnam. During his trip, President Obama, alongside Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, eliminated the remainder of the arms embargo placed on Vietnam following the end of the Vietnam War 41 years ago (the ban had been partially lifted in 2014 but several components remained) and the normalization of US - Vietnam diplomatic ties in 1995. JAPAN

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

INDONESIA

Any country, especially big countries, seen making policies about 'radicalism' or discrimination according to religion will be a bad issue. [...] Of course there will be an impact, not for Indonesia, but for his business [Trump's involvement in resorts in Indonesia]." - Jusuf Kalla, Vice President of Indonesia

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

MALAYSIA

"For me, it is not so much about his [Donald Trump's] policies, but more about the people that emerged from this whole mess. Now, it is perfectly okay to declare your love for Trump, while at the same time implying that you support all of his xenophobic claims. That to me is much more worrying than Trump himself." - Farhana Hasni, currently living in Fullerton, California

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