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


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


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