2016 US Presidential Campaigns on Asia

The 2016 Presidential Campaigns on Asia tracker highlighted mentions of Asia Pacific issues by US presidential candidates and nominees in speeches, campaign documents, and debates.

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Hillary Clinton on the Rebalance to Asia

"The rebalancing to Asia, otherwise known as 'the pivot,' was in response to the very real sense of abandonment that Asian leaders expressed to me. And my phone calls to them before I ever went …

Hillary Clinton on China

“China’s rise is the story of the twenty-first century how we handle that how we respond to it will determine our future and the world’s future. I want to see a peaceful rise for China …

Hillary Clinton on Human Rights and Democracy in Asia

"Xi [Jinping] hosting a meeting on women's rights at the UN while persecuting feminists? Shameless." [Source] Twitter. September 7, 2015 “The Burmese election on Sunday was an important, though imperfect, step forward in the country’s long …

Hillary Clinton on North Korea

“North Korea’s goal is to blackmail the world into easing the pressure on its rogue regime. We can’t give in to or in any way encourage this kind of bullying. Instead, we should increase pressure …

Hillary Clinton on the South China Sea

“We do have to take a hard look at the defense budget and we do have to figure out how we get ready to fight the adversaries of the future, not the past. But we …