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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Remarks by President Trump on China and North Korea

"Q Mr. President, what do you expect out of the China talks on trade this week in Beijing? THE PRESIDENT: The China talks are going very well. I spoke to President Xi recently. I really believe …

Secretary Pompeo's Interview with Sean Hannity - North Korea

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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

President Trump's Remarks on China

"We’re doing very well with China. China wants to make a deal very badly. They might not say that to you, but they want to make it very badly. I have another 250 billion dollars’ …

USTR Updates Section 301 Investigation on China

"The Office of the United States Trade Representative today released a report updating information on its Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property and innovation. “We completed this …

President Trump's Interview with Fox News's Chris Wallace - North Korea

Vice President Pence's Remarks at the 2018 APEC CEO Summit

"Thank you, Scott. And thank you all for that warm welcome. Prime Minister O’Neill, Chairman Taureka, representatives from across the region, leaders of the business community, and to all our distinguished guests, it’s my honor …

Secretary Mattis's Remarks on the Return of the "Bells of Balangiga" to the Philippines a Century After the Filipino-American War

President Trump's Remarks on North Korea