APEC is a forum for economic cooperation of all countries bordering the Pacific. It was set up in 1989 in response to the economic rise of Asian countries.
APEC's 21 members include the United States, Russia, China and several countries in South America and Asia. This is a collection of DW's latest content on APEC.
Donald Trump's "America First" mantra won him the presidential election, but it may have cost the US its place as world superpower. China is hot on America's heels economically and politically, writes DW'S Miodrag Soric.
In a joint statement on Syria, the US president and his Russian counterpart have agreed to fight "IS" extremists together. At a regional summit, the leaders also denied claims of Moscow interference in the US election.
The US president has told CEOs at the APEC summit that the US has suffered under past trade deals, and would now take a different path. Meanwhile, a talked about meeting with the Russian president did not materialize.
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump once called the Transpacific Partnership a quote - another disaster done and pushed by special interests who want to rape the country - meaning the United States of course. The future of the trade deal involving the US and Pacific Rim countries is that much shakier.