søndag 20. september 2020

To those affected by US-China relations, this election is a nail-biter

If US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden are to be believed, the upcoming presidential election is the most consequential in American history. And, as the country wrestles with existential concerns around systemic racism, the rising coronavirus death toll and associated economic downturn, voters overwhelmingly agree that November’s election “really matters”, according to a recent Pew survey.

But as the electorate prepares to choose whether to re-elect or shun an incumbent who has pledged to put “America first” and embraced isolationism over globalisation, the race is also being closely watched by non-voting stakeholders the world over. And few are watching more closely than those whose lives and livelihoods are wrapped up in the US-China relationship.