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What Biden's victory means for Thailand and rest of the world

By The Nation

 

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President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris celebrate at the Chase Center on Saturday night in Wilmington, Del. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Toni L. Sandys

 

A leading Thai academic predicted a less-aggressive approach from the United States in a Joe Biden presidency compared to the outgoing Donald Trump administration.

 

Dr Piti Srisangnam, an economist at Chulalongkorn University, shared his thoughts on his personal Facebook page on Sunday after Democrat Biden beat Republican Trump in the US presidential election.

 

He said US economic policy, and international relations between Thailand and the US as well as between the US, China and India, would change in form but not in principle. The US will continue to block China's territorial expansion but will not be as aggressive as in Trump’s regime.

 

Piti said the ongoing trade war will continue in the short term for 1-2 years.

 

He expected the Democrat administration to adopt neo-liberal institutionalism by opening up new trading platforms.

 

The new trading platforms must have qualifications and the US has to create the rules as a regulator and a player, he said.

 

Piti predicted that the US was unlikely to return to the CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership), but it could open a new stage in the Indo-Pacific.

 

Piti said the person to be watched the most was Vice President Kamala Harris, who would probably be the real policymaker. She is very efficient and talented with high enough potential to be the next presidential candidate and the first female president of the United States, he said.

 

Piti said what a lot of people wanted to see today was not as much a Biden-Harris victory as the defeat of Trump.

 

"After the president leaves office in the US, a Hall of Honour and a library will be built. We have to keep an eye on the merits and honours of the Trump Memorial Hall and Library, and in the next 10, 15, 20 and 30 years when the secret documents are de-classified, there would be many scholars wanting to know what happened in the past four years and Trump's secrets," he said.

 

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As far as merits and honors go, Trump did not start any wars. Converting hatred, vindictiveness and toxicity into a memorial will take some doing.

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7 minutes ago, nev said:

He is not the president yet the media do not elect a president.

Oh, is it The president who elect the new president? 
 

Biden won, get over it

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27 minutes ago, nev said:

He is not the president yet the media do not elect a president.

No, they call the election result. That is what determines who is the next President.

When you have Trump a##elickers such as Fox News calling the election result for Biden, that's a fairly reliable indication of which way the wind is blowing.

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2 minutes ago, Dagfinnur Traustason said:

Absolutely nothing.

Biden believes in having strong relationships with other countries.  Trump likes to fight them, unless they have dictators in charge.  Biden doesn't believe in trade wars.  Trump loves them.

 

So yes, this is a big deal for the global community.  Plus, Trump's love affair with conspiracy theories and lies hasn't helped much.  It's just enabled other dictators to become more bold.

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I agree sometimes media jump the gun on calling an election. Prime example was 2000 election when Fox put Florida in Bush win column. The other networks followed suite & Gore conceded, only to try to take it back later. Public perception had been set that Gore lost, recounts and disputes took place until case went to Supreme Court & we know what happened there.

So the recount was never finished in time.

After the dust had settled, a recount was done (ignored by nearly everyone, let dead dogs lie?)

Gore won Florida by 161 votes or so. And so went history.

Fortunately the margins are far to great to make appreciable difference in recounts

Interestingly, George W Bush congratulated Biden today

Get over it. Biden won the popular vote and electoral vote

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4 hours ago, yellowboat said:

What Biden is going to do is a mystery, as he never talked about policy.  The republicans in the senate dislike him.  He will not get much from them.   

 

You don't read the news much do you.  He's laid out his policies fairly well.  Republicans in the senate are controlled by that horrible politician, Mitch McConnell.  He blocks everything he can just to cause problems.  Luckily, Biden has a good relationship with him.  You should research that.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Dagfinnur Traustason said:

Absolutely nothing.

Sorry, but it does mean a lot to China and Iran as they support Biden. President Trump has not given up yet and he will not until the Supreme Court hears him out. So we will just have to wait and see what happens as it might drag on for weeks.

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2 hours ago, Jeffr2 said:

BS. Stop spreading conspiracy theories.  The election process worked great. It was free and fair.  Sad some attack the foundation of our democracy with junk like this.

Not totally correct. Rampant voter suppression tactics were employed (Texas voter boxes, ridiculously long lines in many states). I suspect Biden's win would have been much bigger if this election were 100% fair. This issue really needs to be addressed, as well as the abolishment of the electoral college.

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5 minutes ago, vandeventer said:

Sorry, but it does mean a lot to China and Iran as they support Biden. President Trump has not given up yet and he will not until the Supreme Court hears him out. So we will just have to wait and see what happens as it might drag on for weeks.

I believe the Supreme Court will turn a deaf ear on this guy.

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8 minutes ago, J Town said:

Not totally correct. Rampant voter suppression tactics were employed (Texas voter boxes, ridiculously long lines in many states). I suspect Biden's win would have been much bigger if this election were 100% fair. This issue really needs to be addressed, as well as the abolishment of the electoral college.

Well put!  I stand corrected!!!!

 

My friend just educated me on why Georgia has such strange election laws.  It's all about racism.  So yes, change is drastically needed.

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Don't expect anything from Biden unless his son shows up with him and that comes from a Demo. 🤑  Harris either from my home State she will bent with the wind first up is watch both financial records when it is time to leave office then look again. Her first move will be to pay up with India.

 

It is like sports fraud or no Trump had 3 plus years to fix the problem you know the rules don't b-t-ch about it when you lose. Sadly it was his big mouth that lost him the election pure and simple my switch vote to him wasn't going to help the outcome!

 

 

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3 hours ago, Tagged said:

Oh, is it The president who elect the new president? 
 

Biden won, get over it

I don't give two hoots who wins just pointing out it is not over yet, remember Gore and Bush in 2000 it did not get determined until 15th December.

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1 minute ago, Sharp said:

Either way this goes all legal, mail in ballots and all legal cases need addressing for a legitimate President to be announced not a MSM announcement. 

States are the ones doing the certification.  Not MSM.  Every one has said there is  NO fraud.  Just won't make the call until every single vote is counted.  Good for them. 

 

But right now?  Trump's gone.

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3 hours ago, Jeffr2 said:

Biden believes in having strong relationships with other countries.  Trump likes to fight them, unless they have dictators in charge.  Biden doesn't believe in trade wars.  Trump loves them.

 

So yes, this is a big deal for the global community.  Plus, Trump's love affair with conspiracy theories and lies hasn't helped much.  It's just enabled other dictators to become more bold.

There can be no talking nice to the CCP and if J. Biden tries they will stab him in the back eventually. The CCP wants the S. China sea for itself and unless J. Biden stands up to them they will get it...and the islands thereof.

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1 hour ago, vandeventer said:

Sorry, but it does mean a lot to China and Iran as they support Biden. President Trump has not given up yet and he will not until the Supreme Court hears him out. So we will just have to wait and see what happens as it might drag on for weeks.

Weeks? It´s the US of A you are referring to. It can be months before something gets done.

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A message to trump followers!

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”


 Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

 

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16 minutes ago, Dagfinnur Traustason said:

Weeks? It´s the US of A you are referring to. It can be months before something gets done.

It's a long process to the supreme court. So far, none of their lawsuits have stuck.  Many have already been struck down.  And the recounts might only give Biden a bigger lead.  Recounts can go either way.

 

Worth a read:

https://time.com/5908505/trump-lawsuits-biden-wins/

Here Are All the Lawsuits the Trump Campaign Has Filed Since Election Day—And Why Most Are Unlikely to Go Anywhere

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39 minutes ago, Jeffr2 said:

States are the ones doing the certification.  Not MSM.  Every one has said there is  NO fraud.  Just won't make the call until every single vote is counted.  Good for them. 

 

But right now?  Trump's gone.

It remains to be seen i suppose i do know dead people cant vote if the aligations are correct !..interesting to see how it plays out for sure !

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Just now, Sharp said:

It remains to be seen i suppose i do know dead people cant vote if the aligations are correct !..interesting to see how it plays out for sure !

The allegations are not correct.  The GOP tried this a few years ago and their own inquiry found nothing wrong with the election process.

 

But maybe Rudy is on to something! 😂😂😂😂😂

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I now expect all the problems in the world to be resolved. My lawn will be greener,  ironing time will be halved, I’ll be able to lick my elbow whilst reading with my eyes shut.

 

I can’t believe people think there is any great difference made when a new party takes control. My life has continued pretty much the same in the UK with right wing, left wing and co-coalition governments since I stopped voting 30 years ago.

 

I found far more meaningful things to occupy myself with than pandering to the egos of politicians.

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

The US will continue to block China's territorial expansion but will not be as aggressive as in Trump’s regime.

As in the Pacific ocean or S/China sea?

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