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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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…

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

SOUTH KOREA

English language television news station profiles the scenarios facing South Korea depending on who is elected the next President of the United States.

"A military alliance is a scared affair that requires the sacrifice of thousands of lives as partners strive to fulfill the promise…

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

INDIA

"The feedback, from talking to American politicians and Indian diaspora, was unanimous. That Trump, despite the upswing in India-US relations during the Republican administration of George W Bush from 2000 to 2008, cannot be supported because of his anti-immigration stance and xenophobic statements."

"India…

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

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%)…

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 - 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 - 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

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 - New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND

"New Zealanders would be most unwise to take the prospect of an upset Trump victory lightly. Our country's two most important economic and foreign policy goals: continued open access to the Chinese market under the China-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement; and steadily improving access to the US and Japanese markets under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would both be threatened by a…

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…