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Asia has much at stake in U.S. midterm elections

Trade talks may get boost, but restrictions on China likely to increase

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Taiwan air force personnel prepare for a missile loading drill at Hualien Airbase on Aug. 17: Both Republicans and Democrats support sales of military equipment to the island.   © AP

John Kachtik is a Singapore-based government relations consultant. He previously served as a national security adviser in the U.S. Senate and has directed foreign assistance programs across Asia for the nonpartisan International Republican Institute.

Recent polling suggests that the Republican Party is likely to win control of at least one house of the U.S. Congress when American voters go to the polls on Nov. 8.

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