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 and Otto Warmbier

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 …

Vice President Pence's Remarks at the 2018 APEC CEO Summit

"Thank you, Scott. And thank you all for that warm welcome. Prime Minister O’Neill, Chairman Taureka, representatives from across the region, leaders of the business community, and to all our distinguished guests, it’s my honor …

U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue

"U.S.-China Relations: The United States highlighted President Trump’s vision for a constructive, results-oriented U.S.-China relationship based on fairness and reciprocity. Both sides committed to coordinate on resolving differences and cooperate on common goals. Both sides …

Secretary Pompeo's Meetings in Beijing, China

"On October 8, Secretary of State Pompeo met separately with Member of the Political Bureau and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China …

President Trump's Remarks on Fentanyl from China

Vice President Pence's Remarks on Repatriation of US Service Members from North Korea

President Trump Remarks at Rally in Tampa, Florida - North Korea

Media Availability by Secretary Mattis - North Korea

"Q: Do you see that as a confidence-building measure to some extent? Does it give you any more additional confidence that the North Koreans are going to engage in their promise on denuclearization? SEC. MATTIS: …

Secretary Pompeo Remarks to Senator Merkley During Committee Hearing - North Korea and Myanmar

Secretary Pompeo Remarks to Senator Young During Committee Hearing - Myanmar

Secretary Pompeo's Remarks on Religious Freedom in China and Myanmar

"Around the world, adherents from innumerable faith backgrounds suffer similar violations of their most fundamental human rights. Earlier this year, the State Department hosted six United States-based Uighur journalists with Radio Free Asia’s Uighur Service. …

Statement by the President on North Korea's Human Rights

"Today, I have signed into law H.R. 2061, the “North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2017”. This legislation is intended to promote human rights and freedom in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Like …

Secretary Pompeo's Remarks During State Department Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request - Rohingya