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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[Confirmation Hearing] USTR Nominee Lighthizer Discusses China and the World Trade Organization (WTO)

[Confirmation Hearing] USTR Nominee Lighthizer Discusses China and the WTO

[Confirmation Hearing] USTR Lighthizer Discusses China's Steel Overcapacity

Secretary Ross on Nafta, China, and Border Adjustment Tax

President Trump's Meeting with Manufacturing CEOs at the White House - China

"With China, we have close to a $500-billion trade deficit. So we have to do something. I spoke to the President, I spoke to many people. We’re going to work on that very, very hard, and we’re going to do things that are the proper things to do. [...] And 70,000 factories closed since China joined the WTO -- 70,000 factories. So when I used to give that statistic, I used to talk about and I always thought it was a typo. I said, it…

White House Conference with Business Leaders - China

"If you want to take a plant or you want to do something, you want to sell something into China and other countries, it's very, very hard. In some cases, it's impossible. They won't even take your product."

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