What's next after US midterm polls

The Beijing Youth Daily said the midterm results, by tying US President Donald Trump's hands, may cause enough economic pain for the US to take a different approach in the trade row.
The Beijing Youth Daily said the midterm results, by tying US President Donald Trump's hands, may cause enough economic pain for the US to take a different approach in the trade row.PHOTO: AFP

China, the Korean Peninsula and Japan are closely watching how the US midterm election results will affect the Trump administration's policies with regard to issues such as trade, security and engagement with North Korea. The Straits Times' correspondents in Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo report.

The US flag flying over Chinese shipping containers at the Port of Long Beach in Los Angeles County. Asian countries are watching to see if this week's midterm polls in the US will have an impact of the US-China trade war, among other issues.
The US flag flying over Chinese shipping containers at the Port of Long Beach in Los Angeles County. Asian countries are watching to see if this week's midterm polls in the US will have an impact of the US-China trade war, among other issues. PHOTO: AFP

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 10, 2018, with the headline 'What's next after US midterm polls'. Print Edition | Subscribe