APEC

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President Donald Trump has been traveling in Asia for nearly two weeks – wrapping up the last day of his trip today. His final stop was the Philippines, following the APEC leaders’ summit meeting in Vietnam. And while a lot of publicity from those two gatherings revolved around Trump, it was also a critical week of diplomacy for China. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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D. Myles Cullen / Official White House Photos

The White House announced today that Donald Trump will make his first visit to Hawai‘i as President in November. It’s part of the president’s first official trip to the Asia Pacific. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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President of Russia Via CC

President Obama has wrapped up the last foreign trip of his presidency. His final stop was Peru—for the annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum---APEC. It’s an event that always gets a lot of media attention around the Asia Pacific—but this year’s meeting included a different tone. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

APEC has always played heavily on symbolism—from the clothing to the closing statements.  There’s the “class photo” with leaders posed in some local attire---this year in Peru it was the serape, a sort of shawl.