It is too early to expect the incoming Biden administration to seriously relook American policies in Asia. Domestic concerns will be paramount - the pandemic and economic recovery.
Yet, with less than full attention on developments in Asia, there is a danger that misperceptions could arise. Look at how the Asean Summit, which ended last week, has been reported on, especially the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). This is a new trade and economic deal that will cover 2.2 billion people and most of East Asia. Yet more than a few overseas media reported that it is led, and even dominated, by China.