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Opinion

Asia should not bet on Democrats on trade

Regardless of who wins the US 2020 election, Trump has shifted the globalization debate

| North America

For the 21 candidates now officially vying for the U.S. Democratic Party's presidential nomination -- as well as their supporters -- defeating U.S. President Donald Trump in the 2020 election is a crucial task that will allow the U.S. to return to a pre-Trump sense of normality.

But in some key areas of foreign policy, particularly concerning Asia, Trump's narrow brand of nationalism and opposition to multilateral trade deals are proving to be less of an aberration than America's new normal.

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