Security and Trade Challenge Trump on First Asia Trip

Posted November 03, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Eric Talmadge, Elaine Kurtenbach & Jim Gomez – Associated Press)

Security and trade will loom large during President Donald Trump’s first official visit to Asia, which begins Sunday in Japan.

North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons programs are likely to be the issue dominating the first part of his trip, which includes stops in South Korea’s capital and Beijing as well as Tokyo.

Trade will figure throughout, both in North Asia and at his stops in Southeast Asia for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders’ meeting in the Philippines.

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