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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Mike Pence on North Korea

“Well, first, we need to -- we need to make a commitment to rebuild our military, including modernizing our nuclear forces. And we also need -- we also need an effective American diplomacy that will marshal the resources of nations in the Asian Pacific Rim to put pressure on North Korea, on Kim Jong-un, to abandon his nuclear ambitions. It has to remain the policy of the United States of America the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, plain and simple.”

Mike Pence on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

“Throughout my career […] I have strongly supported free trade in measures that came before the Congress and when I was asked to support free trade initiatives as governor of Indiana. I supported them. But, frankly, we are on the verge of electing one of the best negotiators in the world as president of the United States of America and as Donald and I sat down and talked early on he talked to me about questioning the wisdom of these multi-country trade agreements, that when…