Speaking Of Asia

To Joe Biden, America's 1st Indo-Pacific president

Geopolitical circumstances and the ancestries of President-elect Biden and Vice-President-elect Harris make theirs the first 'Indo-Pacific' presidency. Make it count.

ST ILLUSTRATION: MANNY FRANCISCO

Hey, Joe!

If that over-familiar greeting sounds like the name of a song made famous by Jimi Hendrix, the connection is deliberate.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 12, 2020, with the headline 'To Joe Biden, America's 1st Indo-Pacific president'. Subscribe