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Biden looks better than Trump for Asia, but may prove soft on China (Kyodo News)

29 Oct Biden looks better than Trump for Asia, but may prove soft on China (Kyodo News)

All eyes are on the upcoming US elections and what it means for us here in Asia. But one thing is for certain, Washington’s tough stance toward Beijing is likely to continue.

“No one thinks the US – whether under Mr. Trump or Mr. Biden – will be soft on China,” Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the Singapore of Institute of International Affairs said in an interview with Kyodo News. “A contest will continue but hopefully like a boxing match with rules, and not an all-out, no-holds-barred ‘war.'”

Read more in the article by Kyodo News. 

The SIIA will be hosting a webinar, “After the US elections: What now for ASEAN and Asia?” to analyse the election results on Thursday, 12 November 2020 from 10am to 11am. Join our speakers, Former Ambassador-at-large Bilahari Kausikan, Chairman of the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore and Ambassador Frank Lavin, CEO and Founder of Export Now, as they share their views on where Asia stands in relation to the White House. Watch this space for details.