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 North Korea

"I had a great conversation this morning with President Moon of South Korea. And we obviously discussed the upcoming trip next week, where we’re going Hanoi, in Vietnam. And I look forward to be with …

President Trump's Remarks on Trade Negotiations with China

"Q Mr. President, there’s another round of trade talks starting this week here in Washington. THE PRESIDENT: That’s right. Q How confident are you that it will be finished by March 1? Or are you considering extending …

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Secretary Ross on Nafta, China, and Border Adjustment Tax

President Trump's Call with Chinese Prime Minister Xi

"President Donald J. Trump and President Xi Jinping of China had a lengthy telephone conversation on Thursday evening. The two leaders discussed numerous topics and President Trump agreed, at the request of President Xi, to …

Joint Press Conference with Secretary Mattis and Japanese Minister of Defense Inada

Secretary Mattis Joint Press Conference with Korean Minister of National Defense Han

Secretary Mattis' Meetings with Korean Officials

"Secretary of Defense James Mattis held separate meetings with Republic of Korea (ROK) Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-Se, and ROK Minister of National Defense Han Min-Koo today in Seoul, South Korea. Secretary Mattis noted …

Secretary Mattis' Meetings with Korean Officials

"‎Secretary Mattis met with Republic of Korea (ROK)Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-Ahn and ROKNational Security Advisor Kim Kwan-Jin today in Seoul, South Korea to reaffirm the strength of the U.S.-ROK alliance. During the …

President Trump's Call with Japanese Prime Minister Abe

"President Trump and Prime Minister Abe spoke on the phone today to discuss the importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance and cooperation on regional and global issues. President Trump affirmed the ironclad U.S. commitment to ensuring …

Vice President Pence’s Call with Australian Foreign Minister Bishop

"Vice President Mike Pence spoke with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. Foreign Minister Bishop congratulated the Vice President on the inauguration. The Vice President thanked Foreign Minister Bishop for Australia’s steadfast partnership and contributions around …

Secretary Mattis' Call with Australian Minister for Defense Payne

"Secretary of Defense James Mattis spoke by phone today with Australian Minister for Defense Marise Payne to discuss the U.S.-Australia defense relationship. Secretary Mattis thanked Minister Payne for Australia's support to counter-ISIL operations in the …

President Trump's Call with Indian Prime Minister Modi

"During a call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, President Trump emphasized that the United States considers India a true friend and partner in addressing challenges around the world. The two discussed opportunities to …

Secretary Ross Confirmation Hearing Remarks – China's Trade Barriers

Secretary Ross Confirmation Hearing Remarks – Chinese Investment in the United States

Secretary Ross Confirmation Hearing Remarks – Taiwan

Secretary Ross Confirmation Hearing Remarks – US Investment in China

Secretary Ross Confirmation Hearing Remarks - China's Trade Practices

Secretary Ross Confirmation Hearing Remarks – China's Steel Dumping

Secretary Mattis' Confirmation Hearing Remarks - US Presence in the Indo-Pacific

[Then CIA Director] Pompeo's Remarks During Confirmation Hearing - China and North Korea

Secretary Mattis' Confirmation Hearing Remarks - China and the South China Sea

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Secretary Mattis' Confirmation Hearing Remarks - ISIS in Southeast Asia

President-elect Trump's Meeting with China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Founder Jack Ma