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A shaken Asia awaits America's midterm verdict on Trump

A 'blue wave' would embolden Democrats to push back against the president's Asia policies

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing last year.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Governments across Asia will be closely watching the results of Tuesday's midterm elections in the U.S., where gains for the Democratic Party would embolden opponents of President Donald Trump to push back on his policies in the region.

Trump has shaken up Asia since coming to power nearly two years ago. He triggered a trade war with China, sought to upgrade ties with Taiwan, attacked allies such as Japan and South Korea, and even became the first sitting U.S. president to meet a North Korean leader.

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