.Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. Beside him is his wife, Jill. Photo: Xinhua
.Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. Beside him is his wife, Jill. Photo: Xinhua

Biden stirs ‘optimism and hope’ in Asia, with Korean and Singaporean leaders singing his praises

  • The new US president’s inaugural speech and executive actions to rejoin the WHO and Paris Agreement won plaudits throughout the region
  • South Korea’s Moon Jae-in hailed the dawn of a ‘new beginning’ for the US, while analysts said Biden was likely to pay greater heed to Asia’s hopes

.Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. Beside him is his wife, Jill. Photo: Xinhua
.Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. Beside him is his wife, Jill. Photo: Xinhua
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