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 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 journey toward democracy. It was also an affirmation of the indispensable role the United States can and should play in the world as a champion of peace and progress. When I was Secretary of State, President Obama and I worked with Aung San Suu Kyi…

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 I worked very hard on that as Secretary of State and I will continue to do so. But we also have to be fully vigilant, China's military is growing very quickly, they're establishing military installations that again threaten countries we have treaties with, like the Philippines because they are building…

Donald Trump on China

“I love China. The biggest bank in the world is from China. You know where their United States headquarters is located? In this building, in Trump Tower. I love China. People say, Oh, you don’t like China? No, I love them. But their leaders are much smarter than our leaders, and we can’t sustain ourself with that. There’s too much — it’s like — it’s like take the New England Patriots and Tom Brady and have them play your high school football team. That’s the…