Engaging China, North Korea among Biden's top Asia goals

Mr Xi Jinping (right) with Mr Joe Biden in Beijing on Dec 4, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS
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United States President-elect Joe Biden views his mission abroad as one of restoring America's leadership of the world, and has vowed to mend Washington's ties with its allies.

But this comes amid a nadir in America's global reputation, and with partners sceptical that Washington will be able to commit as much as it promises.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 20, 2021, with the headline Engaging China, North Korea among Biden's top Asia goals. Subscribe