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What Donald Trump's election could mean for Asia

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National flags of Japan and the U.S. are seen in front of a monitor displaying U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on TV news at a foreign exchange trading company in Tokyo, Japan, November 8, 2016.
National flags of Japan and the U.S. are seen in front of a monitor displaying U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on TV news at a foreign exchange trading company in Tokyo, Japan, November 8, 2016. Reuters/Toru Hanai

This week's Spotlight on Asia takes a look at the potential impacts newly elected US president Donald Trump could have on countries in Asia.

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Analysts have argued that his election could be a disaster for anyone who cares about human rights, U.S. global leadership, and media freedom. Which they say, could imply that Trump's victory was also a win for China, making several other countries in the region uneasy

Trump's election raises several questions as to what might come next in US-Asia relations, in terms of economic ties, foreign policies, security and human rights issues.

Uncertainty remains the key word - what Trump's policies will be won't be clear until he takes office in just over two months.

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