The Mekong River has always been an important trade route between Western China and Southeast Asia flowing through six different countries. Now the foreign ministers from that countries are holding their first meeting to boost cooperation.
Vietnam is hosting this year's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, which gives it an opportunity to tout the benefits of global free trade. But convincing protectionists like Trump remains an uphill task.
Donald Trump's 12-day tour might go down in history as being the last attempt to master the shifting of power in Asia. What is clear is that Washington has no clue, writes DW's Frank Sieren.
Donald Trump is getting the "state visit-plus" experience in Beijing on Wednesday, according to China's US ambassador. But President Xi Jinping will not allow himself to be sidelined by his grandiose guest.
China and the US can solve problems of "great danger and security," Donald Trump has said. The two countries pledged closer cooperation on drug trafficking, North Korea, trade and world peace.
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