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; Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark Esper; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Jr.; and (former) Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

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Secretary Ross's Meetings in Singapore

"Secretary Ross called on Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on October 7, 2019 during his visit to Singapore. Secretary Ross and Prime Minister Lee reaffirmed the excellent state of bilateral relations, underpinned by our …

President Trump Signs U.S.-Japan Trade Deals

Ambassador Lighthizer's Remarks on Signing of Two New Trade Agreements with Japan

Secretary Pompeo's Remarks in Athens Greece - China

"MODERATOR: Okay, makes sense. You mentioned China before in your speech, and you called it a “systemic rival.” So the U.S. has warned its allies to avoid Chinese companies and Chinese intervention in infrastructure projects. …

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

Secretary Mattis' Confirmation Hearing Remarks - ISIS in Southeast Asia

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

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