Trump’s Asia Tour

By Chloe Li

Recently, President Trump embarked on his tour of Asia. Trump just finished the last leg of his trip in Manila, and he attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Hanoi. During this five-nation trip, Trump visited Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Notably, this twelve-day trip is the longest presidential trip for Trump so far, and also the longest presidential trip in Asia since Bush’s trip in 1991. Through this trip, Trump was hoping on addressing some of the most important issues between the U.S. and the Asia-Pacific. Below is a roundup of articles concerning Trump’s trip to Asia.

Trump’s visit is captured in detail in this photo collection from Politico. Aside from his meetings with the presidents of these five Asian nations, this photo collection also showcases the various types of receptions Trump encountered during his trip. A photo of Trump with President Putin of Russia is also shown, taken during the APEC conference in Vietnam.


Politico created a “playbook” of Trump’s most important sound bites throughout his Asia trip. Included in this article are Trump’s words on trade, the economy, weapons, and the military. Catch up with Trump’s words with this short highlight of his trip so far.

Elena Holodny of Business Insider gives a comprehensive insight into Trump’s tour of Asia and what the situation is like in each of these five nations. Holodny also outlines the key issues of each country with sections introducing US’s agenda, what is currently going on in that country, what to watch out for, and why this matters.

Lemire and Colvin from AP  provide coverage of Trump’s attendance at the summit for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This article introduces the ASEAN summit, who will be attending, and what the summit will cover.

The Diplomat outlines Trump’s agenda in his first Asia-Pacific tour. The article provides Trump’s detailed itinerary, and what he hopes to achieve in communicating to each of the five Asian nations. The key issues of this trip were also highlighted, including North Korea and the South China Sea.


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