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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Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Deployment - South Korea

On July 8, 2016 the US and South Korea announced that Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) batteries would be stationed on the Korean peninsula. On July 14, 2016 the US and South Korea announced the location for THAAD would be Seongju, roughly 100 miles south of South Korea’s capital, Seoul.

SOUTH KOREA

"The findings published on Aug. 12 from a regular survey by Gallup Korea…

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Deployment - China

On July 8, 2016 the US and South Korea announced that Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) batteries would be stationed on the Korean peninsula. On July 14, 2016 the US and South Korea announced the location for THAAD would be Seongju, roughly 100 miles south of South Korea’s capital, Seoul.

CHINA

Political cartoon depicting a bald eagle [the United States] forcing a Korean man to pull a truck labeled THAAD while…

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Deployment - North Korea

On July 8, 2016 the US and South Korea announced that Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) batteries would be stationed on the Korean peninsula. On July 14, 2016 the US and South Korea announced the location for THAAD would be Seongju, roughly 100 miles south of South Korea’s capital, Seoul.

NORTH KOREA

“The decision disclosed that Park Geun Hye is the rare traitor and…

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Fourth Visit to the United States - Pan-Asian Views

On June 8, 2016 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his three-day visit to the United States with a speech before a joint session of Congress. Since coming to office in 2014, Prime Minister Modi has now visited the United States four times and met with President Obama seven times. During this most recent visit, President Obama announced that the United States formally recognizes India as a "major defense partner" and supports India's bid to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). PAN-ASIAN VIEWS

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Fourth Visit to the United States - China

On June 8, 2016 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his three-day visit to the United States with a speech before a joint session of Congress. Since coming to office in 2014, Prime Minister Modi has now visited the United States four times and met with President Obama seven times. During this most recent visit, President Obama announced that the United States formally recognizes India as a "major defense partner" and supports India's bid to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). CHINA

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Fourth Visit to the United States - India

On June 8, 2016 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his three-day visit to the United States with a speech before a joint session of Congress. Since coming to office in 2014, Prime Minister Modi has now visited the United States four times and met with President Obama seven times. During this most recent visit, President Obama announced that the United States formally recognizes India as a "major defense partner" and supports India's bid to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). INDIA

President Barack Obama's Historic Visit to Hiroshima - South Korea

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. SOUTH KOREA

Expectations Ahead of President Barack Obama's Visit to Hiroshima - South Korea

SOUTH KOREA

"'The world thinks Japan is the atomic bomb victim. This is wrong. Japan is the country that began the war. Koreans are the victims of the atomic bomb." - Shim Jin-Tae, protestor

"If this situation continues [Japan being allowed to play the victim], Japan may say that its attack on Pearl Harbor…

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

Expectations Ahead of President Barack Obama's Visit to Hiroshima - China

CHINA

"The victims [in Japan] deserve sympathy, but the perpetrators could never shake off their responsibility." - Wang Yi, Chinese Foreign Minister

"Hiroshima should not serve as a card to be played in a game of politics. Instead, it should serve as a grim reminder of the atrocities misled governments [Japan's WWII…

President Barack Obama's Historic Visit to Hiroshima - India

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. INDIA

Expectations Ahead of President Barack Obama's Visit to Hiroshima - India

INDIA

"Obama and Trump, if only inadvertently, have drawn attention to the deeper paradox of Japan's nuclear story. Although Japan was the first and only victim of atomic weapons, its post-war security has depended on the American "nuclear umbrella." Long before Trump, the credibility of the US's extended deterrence had come under some questioning in Asia."