US President Donald Trump delivers a key speech on international trade Friday when he meets with leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). The president is expected to outline his vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. But given Trump’s past rhetoric on trade, analysts say Asian leaders will be listening for clues on whether the president understands the region’s strategic and economic importance to America. Mil Arcega has more.
Since becoming Philippines president nearly 18 months ago, Rodrigo Duterte has largely adopted a nonconfrontational approach toward Beijing and its competing claims in the South China Sea, but that may change at APEC summit in Vietnam