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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Secretary Pompeo Remarks Before Cabinet Meeting - North Korea

President Trump's Remarks on North Korea

Secretary Pompeo's Remarks on Kiribati National Day

"On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, please accept my best wishes as you and the people of Kiribati celebrate your National Day. The United States and the Republic of Kiribati …

USTR Lighthizer's Remarks on Section 301 Action

“On Friday, in response to unfair Chinese practices, the United States began imposing tariffs of 25 percent on approximately $34 billion worth of Chinese imports. These tariffs will eventually cover up to $50 billion in …

President Trump's Remarks on North Korea and China

Secretary Pompeo's Meeting with Vietnamese Leaders

"On July 8 and 9, Secretary Pompeo met in Hanoi, Vietnam with General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister …

President Trump Remarks at Rally in Great Falls, Montana - North Korea

President Trump Remarks on North Korea

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Determination in the CVD Investigation of Imports of Rubber Bands from China and Negative Preliminary Determination in the CVD Investigation of Imports of Rubber Bands from Thailand

"Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of rubber bands from China finding that exporters received countervailable subsidies of 125.77 percent, and announced …

Secretary Mattis Press Gaggle in Colorado Springs - Japan

"A very close collaboration diplomatically, militarily. We're in very close contact. He [Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera] comes to Washington, I -- as a matter of fact, my first trip actually before his time, but …

President Trump - Harley-Davidson and Thailand

President Trump - Harley-Davidson and India

President Trump Meeting with Republican Appropriators - China and Trade