2014 East Asian and Pacific Affairs Remarks, Testimony, and Speeches


December
12/16/14 Remarks at the Brookings Institution;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
12/10/14 CSIS Korean Unification Conference;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
12/10/14 Remarks at Swearing-In Ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius III;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bill Burns Auditorium; Washington, DC
12/09/14 Remarks at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo;  Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim; Tokyo, Japan
12/03/14 Evaluating the Impact of the "Umbrella Movement";  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC

November
11/11/14 China, America and Our Warming Planet;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The New York Times
11/12/14 Remarks at a U.S. Visa Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy Beijing; Beijing, China
11/11/14 Background Briefing En Route Beijing; Office of the Spokesperson; En Route Beijing, China
11/08/14 Press Availability in Beijing, China;  Secretary of State John Kerry; China National Convention Center; Beijing, China
11/08/14 Remarks at AmCham APEC CEO Reception;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Northeast Marriott; Beijing, China
11/08/14 Remarks at National Center for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Women's Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Intercontinental Beijing; Beijing, China
11/08/14 Remarks at the National Center for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Luncheon;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Intercontinental Beijing; Beijing, China
11/05/14 Remarks at the U.S.-China Film Summit;  Assistant Secretary Charles H. Rivkin, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs; Millennium Biltmore Hotel; Los Angeles, CA
11/04/14 Remarks on U.S.-China Relations;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; Washington, DC

October
10/24/14 Remarks With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
10/24/14 Remarks at 2+2 Ministerial with Republic of Korea;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
10/24/14 Remarks at Swearing-in Ceremony; U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert, South Korea; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
10/20/14 Remarks With Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jakarta, Indonesia
10/20/14 Remarks With Philippine Foreign Secretary del Rosario Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Shangri-La Hotel; Jakarta, Indonesia
10/20/14 The Economic Benefits of a Free And Open Internet;  Chief Economist Rodney D. Ludema, Office of the Chief Economist; Remarks before the Seoul Financial Forum; Seoul, South Korea
10/19/14 Remarks on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Jakarta, Indonesia; En Route to Jakarta, Indonesia
10/18/14 Remarks With Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Taj Hotel; Boston, MA
10/18/14 Remarks on Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi; Via Teleconference
10/08/14 Remarks Before the Subcommittee for Defense Cooperation at Japan's Ministry of Defense;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Ministry of Defense; Tokyo, Japan
10/06/14 Remarks at Republic of Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Seoul, South Korea
10/02/14 Remarks With Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
10/02/14 Remarks at the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council 30th Anniversary Gala Reception;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Four Seasons Hotel; Washington, DC
10/01/14 Remarks With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC

September
09/30/14 Remarks With Burmese Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
09/26/14 Remarks at U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel; New York City
09/26/14 U.S. Priorities in East Asia and the Pacific;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; New York, NY
09/24/14 Remarks at the Myanmar Investment Outreach Forum;  Assistant Secretary Charles H. Rivkin, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs; Grand Hyatt Hotel; New York City
09/23/14 Expanding Economic Connectivity in Greater Central Asia;  Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns; Asia Society; New York City
09/23/14 Remarks at Event on Human Rights in the D.P.R.K.;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Waldorf-Astoria; New York City

August
08/27/14 Readout of the APEC Senior Officials Meeting; U.S. Senior Official for APEC Robert S. Wang; Washington, DC
08/13/14 Remarks Before Meeting With Prime Minister Gordon Lilo of Solomon Islands;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Honiara, Solomon Islands
08/13/14 Remarks With Governor General of the Solomon Islands Frank Kabui Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Honiara, Solomon Islands
08/13/14 Remarks at the American Guadalcanal Memorial in Honiara, Solomon Islands;  Secretary of State John Kerry; American Guadalcanal Memorial; Honiara, Solomon Islands
08/13/14 U.S. Vision for Asia-Pacific Engagement;  Secretary of State John Kerry; East-West Center; Honolulu, Hawaii
08/12/14 Remarks With Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, and Australian Minister of Defense David Johnston;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Admiralty House; Sydney, Australia
08/11/14 Background Briefing En Route to Sydney, Australia; En Route to Sydney, Australia
08/11/14 Remarks After a Tour of the HMB Endeavour;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Australian National Maritime Museum; Sydney, Australia
08/10/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Participation in ASEAN; Office of the Spokesperson; Naypyitaw, Burma
08/10/14 Opening Remarks at ASEAN Regional Forum;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Naypyitaw, Burma
08/10/14 Press Availability on the Attended Ministerial Meetings;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Lake Garden Hotel; Naypyitaw, Burma
08/10/14 Remarks With Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se And Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Naypyitaw, Burma
08/10/14 Remarks at the East Asia Summit Ministerial Intervention;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Naypyitaw, Burma
08/09/14 Remarks at the Friends of the Lower Mekong Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Myanmar International Conference Center; Naypyitaw, Burma
08/09/14 Remarks at the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Myanmar International Conference Center; Naypyitaw, Burma
08/09/14 Remarks at the Start of the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Myanmar International Conference Center; Naypyitaw, Burma
08/04/14 Press Conference Hosted by The Brookings Institution and the State Department Foreign Press Center;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC

July
07/30/14 U.S. Policy Towards North Korea;  Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies; Statement before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Washington, DC
07/30/14 U.S. Policy on North Korean Human Rights;  Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues Robert R. King; Statement before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Washington, DC
07/28/14 ASEAN and America: Partners for the Future;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Commonwealth Club; San Francisco, CA
07/11/14 Fourth Annual South China Sea Conference;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Fuchs, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Center for Strategic and International Studies; Washington, DC
07/10/14 Joint U.S.-China Press Statements at the Conclusion of the Strategic & Economic Dialogue;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Great Hall of the People; Beijing, China
07/10/14 Press Availability in Beijing, China;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Beijing, China
07/10/14 Remarks With Chinese President Xi Jinping;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Great Hall of the People; Beijing, China
07/10/14 Remarks at EcoPartnerships Signing Ceremony;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Great Hall of the People; Beijing, China
07/10/14 Remarks at Opening of CEO Roundtable;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diayuotai State Guesthouse; Beijing, China
07/10/14 Remarks at Strategic Track Plenary Session;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guesthouse; Beijing, China
07/09/14 Remarks at Combating Wildlife Trafficking Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guesthouse; Beijing, China
07/09/14 Remarks at the Beginning of the Strategic Track Session 1 on Bilateral Cooperation;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guesthouse; Beijing, China
07/09/14 Remarks at the Sixth Round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guesthouse; Beijing, China
07/09/14 Remarks at the Top of the Joint Session on Climate Change and Clean Energy;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guest House; Beijing, China
07/09/14 Remarks at the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue;  Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd D. Stern; Beijing, China
07/09/14 Senior State Department Officials on the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue; Beijing, China
07/08/14 Combating Forced Labor and Modern-Day Slavery in East Asia and the Pacific;  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Scot Marciel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
07/08/14 Senior State Department and Treasury Officials on the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue; Beijing, China
07/07/14 Background Briefing on the Strategic and Economic Dialogue; En Route to Beijing, China
06/30/14 Interview With Wang Guan of CCTV;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC

June
06/25/14 The Future of U.S.-China Relations;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
06/24/14 Thailand: A Democracy at Risk;  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Scot Marciel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
06/19/14 Remarks With Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
06/18/14 Assessing Threats Facing the U.S.-Korean Alliance;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Wilson Center; Washington, DC
06/18/14 Remarks at Pacific Day Policy Seminar;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy of New Zealand; Washington, DC
06/12/14 Remarks With Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
06/10/14 Regional Telephone Conference in Rangoon, Burma;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Rangoon, Burma

May
05/31/14 The Future of North Korea: Implications for Regional Security;  Assistant Secretary Thomas M. Countryman, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; 13th IISS Asia Security Summit; Singapore, Singapore
05/29/14 U.S. Policy Towards East Asia and the Pacific;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Remarks at the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs; Washington, DC
05/20/14 The FY 2015 Budget Request for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
05/12/14 Remarks With Singaporean Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC

April
04/21/14 Preview of President Obama's Upcoming Trip to Asia; Washington, DC
04/18/14 Remarks at China-U.S. Symposium;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Tufts University; Boston, Mass.
04/08/14 Keynote Address at the Asia Society Policy Institute Launch;  Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns; New York City
04/03/14 Evaluating U.S. Policy on Taiwan on the 35th Anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC

March
03/18/14 New U.S. Ambassador To China Pledges To Improve Ties; Reuters Soundbite; Beijing, China
03/17/14 Press Availability in Geneva, Switzerland;  Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues Robert R. King; Geneva, Switzerland
03/14/14 The Promise of the Taiwan Relations Act;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Kin Moy, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Written Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committe; Washington, DC
03/14/14 Update on the Human Rights Situation in North Korea;  Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues Robert R. King; Washington, DC
03/05/14 Readout of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Officials Meeting in Ningbo, China; U.S. Senior Official for APEC Robert S. Wang; Washington, DC
03/04/14 Opportunities and Challenges in the U.S.-Japan and U.S.-Republic of Korea Alliances;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC

February
02/17/14 Remarks With Indonesian Foreign Minister Raden Mohammad Marty Muliana Natalegawa;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jakarta, Indonesia
02/16/14 Remarks At the Istiqlal Mosque;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Istiqlal Mosque; Jakarta, Indonesia
02/16/14 Remarks on Climate Change;  Secretary of State John Kerry; @america; Jakarta, Indonesia
02/15/14 Remarks at Cummins-Foton Joint Venture Plant;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Cummins-Foton Joint Venture Plant; Beijing, China
02/14/14 Solo Press Availability in Beijing, China;  Secretary of State John Kerry; JW Marriott Hotel; Beijing, China
02/13/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Republic of Korea, China, and Indonesia; En Route Seoul, South Korea
02/13/14 Remarks With President Park Geun-hye of South Korea;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Blue House; Seoul, South Korea
02/13/14 Remarks With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Seoul, South Korea
02/05/14 Maritime Disputes in East Asia;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
02/04/14 U.S. Policy in the East Asia and Pacific Region for 2014;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC

January
01/29/14 Joint Remarks to Press at ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs With Ambassador Cho Tae-yong;  Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies; Seoul, South Korea
01/29/14 Photo Spray at ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs With Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kyou-hyun;  Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies; Seoul, South Korea
01/28/14 Remarks at the Westin Chaoyang Hotel;  Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies; Beijing, China
01/24/14 Press Roundtable at Embassy Tokyo;  Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns; Tokyo, Japan
01/21/14 Press Availability at the ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs;  Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns; Seoul, South Korea
01/20/14 Remarks at Incheon Airport;  Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns; Seoul, South Korea
01/14/14 Press Availability at the German Marshall Fund;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Brussels, Belgium
01/13/14 Transatlantic Interests In Asia;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Chatham House; London, United Kingdom
01/13/14 Transatlantic Interests in Asia Q&A;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Chatham House; London, United Kingdom
01/07/14 Remarks With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC