The Trump Administration & US - Indo-Pacific Relations

This resource will track statements, developments, visits, and other interactions in US-Indo-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; (former) Secretary of Defense James Mattis; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Jr.

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Ambassador Lighthizer's Remarks to Senator Ron Wyden (OR) - China

Ambassador Lighthizer's Remarks to Senator John Cornyn (TX) - China and TPP

Ambassador Lighthizer's Remarks to Senator Steve Daines (MT) - Japan and China

Ambassador Lighthizer's Remarks to Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (NV) - China

Ambassador Lighthizer's Remarks to Senator Sherrod Brown (OH) - China

Ambassador Lighthizer's Remarks to Senator Maggie Hassan (NH) - China

Ambassador Lighthizer's Opening Remarks During Senate Finance Committee Hearing - China

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President Trump's Call with Chinese President Xi

"President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Xi Jinping of China. President Trump raised the growing threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Both leaders reaffirmed their commitment to a denuclearized …

Secretary Ross Remarks on US - South Korea Trade

"The trade imbalance with South Korea has doubled since the KORUS treaty was put into effect, and the largest single component of that is automotive trade. That’s an absolute majority of it. So there are …