President Trump at podium on stage (© AP Images)

President Trump renews America’s partnership with Asian economies

President Trump outlines his vision for a “free and open Indo-Pacific region” to business leaders from Asia-Pacific economies meeting in Danang, Vietnam.
Farmer leaning over full-grown cotton plants (© Design Pics Inc/Alamy)

Cotton woos Chinese textile giant to Arkansas

The arrival of a Chinese textile plant in Forrest City, Arkansas, will help local cotton farmers while showcasing sturdy U.S.-China economic ties.
Filipino student reading a book (Leoncio Rodaje/USAID Philippines)

Filipinos can safely study in ‘alternative learning sites’

Unable to attend school because of instability caused by conflict, Filipino children learn at alternative sites with help from a U.S.-backed program.
Rancher herding cattle (© Bloomberg via Getty Images)

American ranchers feed China’s taste for beef

American beef is once again appearing on Chinese plates. The development is an example of how cooperation between the two countries can yield results.
Young boy along with large crowd of people reaching for food handouts (© Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

U.S. rushes help to Rohingya refugees

The United States is sending tens of millions of dollars in aid for over a half million Rohingya who fled for their lives after an army crackdown in Burma.
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President Trump opens American skies to innovative drones

Businesses will soon be able to safely test novel unmanned aerial systems — drones — as part of a new policy from the Trump administration.
Man and woman walking alongside olive grove (USAID/Bobby Neptune)

Growing peace in the Middle East through olive oil

A U.S.-backed project unites Palestinian and Israeli olive oil producers and distributors to learn and share experiences while promoting peace.
Girl standing in empty classroom (USAID/Morgana Wingard)

‘When I grow up, I want to become a teacher’

USAID is helping primary school children in Bangladesh by installing "reading corners" in classrooms to provide access to books.
Farmer standing in field of yellow and red flowers in Vietnam (© Alamy)

Vietnam’s provinces compete for new businesses

To help improve Vietnam's business environment, a "competitiveness" index measures the ease of doing business among Vietnam's 63 provinces.