The Trump Administration & US - Indo-Pacific Relations

This resource will track statements, developments, visits, and other interactions in US-Asia Pacific relations under the President Trump administration. Special focus will be given to the comments and activities of President Donald J. Trump; Vice President Mike Pence; United States Trade Representative Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer; Secretary of Defense James Mattis; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Jr.

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President Trump's Remarks on Meeting with China - Part 1

President Trump's Remarks on Meeting with China - Part 2

President Trump's Remarks on Meeting with China - Part 3

President Trump's Remarks on China - Part 1

Secretary Pompeo's Remarks at the German Marshall Fund - China

"China’s economic development did not lead to an embrace of democracy and regional stability; it led to more political repression and regional provocations. We welcomed China into the liberal order, but never policed its behavior. China …

Secretary Ross's Remarks on Trade Negotiations with China

Thailand National Day

"On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my sincerest and warmest wishes to the Kingdom of Thailand on your National Day. This year marked the 200-year anniversary of the …

Secretary Mattis's Meeting with Indian Defense Minister Nirmalan Sitharaman

President Trump's Remarks on Tariffs with China - Part 2

President Trump's Remarks on Tariffs with China - Part 3

President Trump's Remarks on Tariffs with China - Part 4

President Trump's and Chinese President Xi Jinping's Remarks During the G-20 Summit

Secretary Mattis's Remarks on China

Secretary Mattis's Remarks on China and North Korea

Lao People's Democratic Republic National Day

"On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, we send our congratulations on Laos’ National Day to President Bounnhang Vorachit and the people of Laos. Our Comprehensive Partnership and Laos’ role as the …

President Trump's Remarks on Tariffs on China

USTR Statement on China’s Auto Tariffs

"U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released the following statement regarding China’s tariffs on U.S.-produced automobiles: 'As the President has repeatedly noted, China’s aggressive, State-directed industrial policies are causing severe harm to U.S. workers and manufacturers. …

President Trump's Remarks at Rally in Biloxi, Mississippi - Trade with Indo-Pacific Countries

President Trump's Remarks at Rally in Tupelo, Mississippi - Trade with Indo-Pacific Countries