Speaking Of Asia: Joe Biden through Asian eyes

His campaign to run against incumbent Donald Trump is gaining momentum. Time to look at his record and what it may mean for US policy towards Asia should he make it to the White House.

The Trump administration's handling of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States - first dismissive of the threat, then attempting to paint it as a Democratic ploy to put the administration in a poor light - is making the average Worried American Joe a lot more fretful.

The oil price crash over the weekend that led to the rout on Wall Street - stocks have pulled up from Monday's lows but seem set for a bearish period - has marked the long-awaited end of the 11-year-old bull run.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 13, 2020, with the headline 'Joe Biden through Asian eyes'. Print Edition | Subscribe