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 Statement on Mass Shooting in New Zealand

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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 …

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 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 …

Secretary Ross Confirmation Hearing Remarks - China's Trade Practices

Secretary Ross Confirmation Hearing Remarks – China's Steel Dumping

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 Mattis

Secretary Mattis' Confirmation Hearing Remarks - ISIS in Southeast Asia

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

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