Biden likely to improve ties with Asia, end 'silly trade war' - Mahathir



After four years of dealing with US President Donald Trump, Asia can expect President-elect Joe Biden to improve ties with traditionally supportive nations and end a "silly trade war" with China, Malaysia's former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.

"I expect it to be different from Trump, because Trump knew practically nothing about Southeast Asia," Mahathir said in a interview recorded on Jan 7 and broadcast at the Reuters Next conference on Thursday.

"Trump used to be against almost every country, but now I think Biden would want to reverse that policy and have some understanding or friendly relations with many of the countries, which in the past have been quite...

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