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 Tariffs with China

"Q On the China trade deal, once you have an agreement with President Xi, will you immediately lift the China tariffs? Will you remove the tariffs right away? THE PRESIDENT: No. We’re not talking about removing …

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President Trump's Remarks on Meeting with China - Part 2

President Trump's Remarks on Meeting with China - Part 3

President Trump's Remarks on Meeting with China - Part 1

Secretary Pompeo's Remarks at the German Marshall Fund - China

"China’s economic development did not lead to an embrace of democracy and regional stability; it led to more political repression and regional provocations. We welcomed China into the liberal order, but never policed its behavior. China …

Secretary Ross's Remarks on Trade Negotiations with China

President Trump's Remarks on China - Part 1

Secretary Mattis's Meeting with Indian Defense Minister Nirmalan Sitharaman

Thailand National Day

"On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my sincerest and warmest wishes to the Kingdom of Thailand on your National Day. This year marked the 200-year anniversary of the …

President Trump's Remarks on Tariffs with China - Part 4

President Trump's Remarks on Tariffs with China - Part 2

President Trump's Remarks on Tariffs with China - Part 3

Secretary Mattis's Remarks on China

Secretary Mattis's Remarks on China and North Korea

President Trump's and Chinese President Xi Jinping's Remarks During the G-20 Summit

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