US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore at the UN in September 2019, one of the few times he has met with the leader of an Asean nation. Photo: AFP US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore at the UN in September 2019, one of the few times he has met with the leader of an Asean nation. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore at the UN in September 2019, one of the few times he has met with the leader of an Asean nation. Photo: AFP
Ian Storey
Opinion

Opinion

Ian Storey and Malcolm Cook

Will Trump or Biden be better for Asean countries amid US-China stand-off?

  • Under Biden, US foreign policy will not ‘snap back’ to that of the Obama era, and its hardline strategy towards China will remain largely unchanged
  • Whichever candidate wins, Asean countries will find themselves at the centre of an intensifying Sino-US rivalry, especially over the South China Sea

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore at the UN in September 2019, one of the few times he has met with the leader of an Asean nation. Photo: AFP US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore at the UN in September 2019, one of the few times he has met with the leader of an Asean nation. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore at the UN in September 2019, one of the few times he has met with the leader of an Asean nation. Photo: AFP
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