NEW YORK, November 15, 2012 — Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio says Beijing will closely monitor Barack Obama's Asia trip to get a sense of how much the U.S. hopes to increase its influence in the region.
How is a second term for the Obama administration likely to affect relations with China, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Afghanistan — to name just some of the Asian nations that have featured most prominently in recent headlines?
In a landmark appearance on Thursday at Asia Society in New York, Myanmar President Thein Sein said that his country has left behind authoritarian government and that the road to democracy was irreversible.
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