Trade and Tensions between US and China - Main Topics of ASEAN Leader Meetings

Southeast Asian countries must be united in the face of a trade war launched by US President Donald Trump, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said today at a high-level regional business forum, Reuters reported.

The meeting, not far from the Thai capital, is a co-event at the Southeast Asian Nations Association (ASEAN) summit, against the backdrop of tense US-China relations.

US and China Will Sign a Trade Deal Soon

US President Donald Trump has announced that a new trade agreement with China will be signed shortly. Where this happens will be announced soon.

Under the plan, the partial trade deal, known as phase one, was due to be signed at the APEC regional summit, which Chile canceled on Wednesday because of a riot in the capital, Santiago.