US presidential election 2020: How South-east Asia regards Donald Trump and Joe Biden

As his four-year term comes to an end, Mr Trump has a viable challenger in Democratic candidate Joe Biden, who leads in opinion polls.
As his four-year term comes to an end, Mr Trump has a viable challenger in Democratic candidate Joe Biden, who leads in opinion polls.PHOTO: AFP

South-east Asia has had a wild ride in President Donald Trump's first term. On his very first day in office, Mr Trump pulled the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free trade agreement that would have been the largest in the world had it materialised.

The trade-dependent economies were rocked again when he launched a trade war with China, the largest trading partner for most regional economies.

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