'An epochal change': what a Trump presidency means for the Asia Pacific region

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From China and Japan to India and the countries of south-east Asia, leaders are being confronted by the unknowns of a new American president

Donald Trump’s victory has the potential to radically redraw the geopolitical landscape in Asia, where Barack Obama has been trying to counterbalance China’s growing regional influence with his “pivot” strategy.

Some believe a Trump presidency could represent the biggest threat to Washington’s security ties with its two biggest allies in the Asia-Pacific – Japan and South Korea – since the end of the second world war.

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