President Trump Addresses APEC CEO Summit in Vietnam CSPAN November 10, 2017 10:02am-10:39am EST
due to the enemies of tactics or the weather or the terrain, it is seems clear that the dmz has bogged down. >> then at 6:00 on american artifacts, remembering vietnam. the:00, on the presidency, 1967 president lyndon johnson work press conference. >> made our statement to the world of what we would do if we had communist integration that part of the world in 1954. we said we would stand with those people in the face of common danger and the time came when we had to put up or shut up. we put up and we are there. >> watch, the vietnam war, 50 years later this weekend on american history tv on c-span3. president trump has arrived
in vietnam on his 11 day asia trip. he is there for the asia-pacific economic cooperation summit and today he spoke to the group. this is just over half an hour. ♪ >> thank you. is to be hereit in vietnam, in the very heart of the indo pacific to address the people and business leaders of this region. this has already been a
remarkable week for the united wonderful part of the world. melania from hawaii, and i traveled to japan, south korea and china and now to vietnam to be here with all of you today. before we begin, i want to byress all those affected the typhoon. youicans are praying for and for your recovery in the months ahead. with thes are united vietnamese people suffering in the aftermath of this terrible storm. this trip comes at an exciting time for america.
a new optimism has swept across our country. reached 3.2%th has and going higher. is at its lowest level in 17 years. the stock market is at an all-time high and the whole america'sifted by renewal. everywhere i have traveled on this journey i have had the pleasure of sharing the good news from america. even more, i have had the honor of sharing our vision for a free and open indo pacific. a place where sovereign and independent nations with diverse cultures and many different side-by-sideosper,
, and drive in freedom and in peace. thrilled to be here today at apec. this organization was founded to help achieve that very purpose. member stands as a proud of the community of nations who make a home on the pacific. we have been an active part in this region since we first won independence ourselves. in 1784, the first american ship sailed to china from the newly independent united states. it went loaded with goods to sell in asia and it came back full of porcelain and tea. our first president, george washington himself owned a set of tableware from that ship.
in 1804, thomas jefferson sent the explorers lewis and clarke on an expedition to our pacific coast. they were the first of the millions of americans who ventured west to live out america's manifest destiny across our vast continent. in 1817 our congress approved the first full-time pacific development of an american warship. that initial naval presence soon grew to a squadron and then a fleet to guarantee freedom of navigation for the growing number of ships braving the high seas to reach markets in the philippines, singapore, and india. relationshipgan a with the kingdom of thailand. 15 years later, our two
countries signed a treaty of friendship and commerce, our first with an asian nation. in the next century when imperialist powers threatened the region, the united states pushed back at great cost to ourselves. we understood, security and prosperity depended on it. we have been friends, partners and allies in the indo pacific for a long time. partners, friends, and allies for a long time to come. , nold friends in the region one has been more delighted in america to witness, to help, and to share in the extraordinary progress you have made over the last half-century. countries and economies
represented here today have built in this part of the world is nothing short of miraculous. the story of this region in recent decades, is the story of what is possible when people take ownership of their future. few would have imagined just a generation ago, leaders of these nations would come together, deepen our friendships, expand our partnerships and celebrate the amazing achievements of our people. this city was once home to an american military base. in a country where many americans and vietnamese lost their lives in a very bloody war. today we are no longer enemies, we are friends. this port city is bustling with ships from all around the world. like theng marvels
bridge welcome the millions who come to visit the stunning beaches, shining lights and ancient charms. in the early 1990's, nearly half of vietnam survived on just a few dollars a day and one in four did not have any electricity. today, an opening vietnamese economy is one of the fastest growing economies on earth. already increased more than 30 times over and the vietnamese students rank among the best students in the world. [applause] and that is very impressive.
this is the same story of incredible transformation that we have seen across the region. indonesians, for decades have been building domestic and toocratic institutions govern more than 13,000 islands. indonesia's90's, people have lifted themselves from poverty to become one of the fastest growing nations of the g20. it is the third largest democracy on earth. the philippines has emerged as a proud nation of strong and about families. for 11 consecutive years, the world economic forum has ranked the philippines first among asian countries in closing the gender gap and embracing women leaders in business and politics. [applause] the kingdom of thailand has
become an upper middle income country in less than a generation. it's a majestic capital of visitedis now the most city on earth. that is very impressive. not too many people here are from thailand. [laughter] [applause] malaysia has rapidly developed in recent decades and is now ranked as one of the best places in the world to do business. in singapore, citizens born to on $500 ao survived day are now among the highest earners in the world. a transformation made possible of honestion
governance and the rule of law. [applause] is now doing an amazing job. as i recently observed in south korea, the people of that republic took a poor country ravaged by war and in just a few decades turned it into one of the wealthiest democracies on earth. today south koreans enjoy higher incomes than the citizens of many european union countries. it was great spending time with president moon. everyone knows of china's impressive achievements over the past several decades. , of greats period market reforms, large parts of china experienced rapid economic
growth. than 800ed and more million citizens rose out of poverty. i just left china this morning. i had a really productive meeting and a wonderful time with our gracious host, president xi jinping. as i saw in my first top of this trip, in japan, we see a dynamic democracy in a land of industrial, technological, and cultural wonders. than 60 years, that island nation has produced 24 nobel prizewinners in the promotion of peace, art and literature. [applause] agreeent shinzo abe and i
on so much. in the broader region, countries outside of apec our making great strides in this new chapter for the indo pacific. india is celebrating the 70th anniversary of independence. it is a sovereign democracy as well, think of this, over one billion people, it is the largest democracy in the world. since india opened its economy -- [applause] it has achieved astounding growth and a new world of opportunity for the expanding middle class. -- the primer minister has been working to bring that vast country and all of its people together as one. he is working at it very, very successfully indeed.
as we can see in more and more places throughout the region, citizens of sovereign and independent nations have taken greater control of their destinies and unlocked the potential of their people. they have pursued vision of justice and accountability promoted private property and the rule of law and embraced systems that value hard work in individual enterprise. they built businesses. they built cities. they built entire countries from the ground up. many of you in this room have taken part in these great, uplifting national projects of building. they have been your projects, from inception to completion. from dreams, to reality. with your help this entire region has emerged and it is
still emerging as a beautiful constellation of nations, each its own bright star, satellites to none. culture, a people, a way of life and a home. those of you who have lived through these transformations understand better than anyone the value of what you have achieved. you also understand that your home is your legacy and you must always protect it. in the process of your economic development you sought commerce and trade with other nations and forged partnerships based on mutual respect and directed toward usual gain -- mutual gain. today i am here to offer mutual partnership with america to work together to strengthen the bonds
of friendship and comments -- and commerce with all the nations of the indo pacific in order to promote all of our prosperity and security. at the core of this partnership we seek robust trade relationships, rooted in the principles of fairness and reciprocity. when the united states enters into a trading relationship with other countries or other peoples , we will, from now on, expect that our partners will faithfully follow the rules just like we do. we expect that markets will be open to an equal degree on both sides and that private industry, not government planners, will direct investment. unfortunately for too long, and in too many places, the opposite has happened.
for many years the united states systematically opened our economy with few conditions. we lowered or ended tariffs, reduced trade barriers and allowed foreign goods to flow freely into our country. while we lowered market barriers, other countries didn't open their markets to us. they must've been one of the beneficiaries. what country do you come from, sir? countries were embraced by the world trade organization even if they did not abide by its stated principles. simply put, we have not been treated fairly by the world trade organization. cannizations like the wto only function properly when all members follow the rules and
respect the sovereign rights of every member. we cannot achieve open markets if we do not insure -- ensure open market access. unfair trade undermines us all. the united states promoted private enterprise, innovation and industry. other countries use government run industrial planning and state owned enterprises. to wto principles on protecting intellectual property and equalng fair market access. product market dumping, karen c manipulation and -- currency manipulation and predatory practices. they ignore the rules to gain advantage over those who follow the rules causing enormous
distortions in commerce and threatening the foundations of international trade itself. , along with our collective failure to respond to them hurt many people in our country and also in other countries. industriesries and were stripped out of the united states and out of many countries in addition. mutuallyrtunities for beneficial investments were lost because people could not trust the system. these no longer tolerate chronic trade abuses. we will not tolerate them. despite years of broken promises, we were told that someday soon, everyone would behave fairly and responsibly.
america and throughout the indo pacific region have waited for that day to come. but it never has and that is why i am here today. to speak frankly about our challenges and work toward a brighter future for all of us. i recently had an excellent trip to china where i spoke openly and directly with president xi unfair about china's trade practices and the enormous deficits they have produced with the united states. i expressed our strong desire to work with china to achieve a trading relationship that is conducted on a truly fair and equal basis. the current trade imbalance is not acceptable. or anyt blame china other country of which, there are many.
partaking of the advantage of the united states on trade, if their representatives are able to get away with it, they are just doing their jobs. administrations in my country saw what was happening and did something about it. , but i will. from this day forward, we will compete on a fair and equal basis. we are not going to let the united states be taken advantage of anymore. americaays going to put first, the same way i expect all of you in this room to put your countries first. [applause] the united states is prepared to work with each of the leaders in this room today to achieve
mutually beneficial commerce that is in the interest of both your countries and mine. that is the message i am here to deliver. i will make bilateral trade agreements with any indo pacific nation that wants to be our partner and that will abide by the principles of fair and reciprocal trade. , is we will no longer do enter into large agreements that tie our hands, surrender our sovereignty, and make meaningful enforcement practically impossible. instead, we will deal on a basis of mutual respect and mutual benefit. we will respect your independence and sovereignty. we want you to be strong, prosperous and self-reliant. rooted in your history and branching out toward the future. that is how we will thrive and
grow together, in partnerships of real and lasting value. it, thethis, and i call indo pacific dream, if it is going to be realized, we must ensure that all play by the rules, which they do not right now. those who do will be our closest economic partners. those who do not can be certain that the united states will no longer turn a blind eye to violations, cheating, or economic aggression. those days are over. we will no longer tolerate the audacious theft of intellectual property. we will confront the destructive practices of forcing businesses to surrender their technology to the state and forcing them into
joint ventures in exchange for market access. we will address the massive subsidizing of industries through colossal state owned enterprises that put private competitors out of business, happening all the time. silent ast remain american companies are targeted by state affiliated actors for economic gain whether through cyber attacks, corporate espionage, or other anti-competitive practices. we will encourage all nations to speak out loudly when the principles of fairness and reciprocity are violated. we know it is in america's interest to have partners throughout this region that are thriving, prosperous, and dependent on no one. we will not make decisions for the purpose of power or patronage.
we will never ask our partners to surrender their sovereignty, privacy, and intellectual property or to limit contracts to state owned suppliers. we will find opportunities for our private sector to work with yours and to create jobs and wealth for us all. we seek strong partners, not weak partners. we seek strong neighbors, not weak neighbors. above all, we seek friendship and we do not dream of domination. reason, we are also refocusing our existing development efforts. we are calling on the world bank and the asian development bank to direct efforts toward high quality infrastructure investment that promotes economic growth. the united states will also do its part, we are committed to reforming our development
finances institutions so they better incentivize private sector investment in your economies and provide strong alternatives to state directed initiatives that come with many strings attached. the united states has been reminded time and again in recent years that economic security is not merely related to national security, economic security is national security. --is vital [applause] to our national strength. we also know we will not have lasting prosperity if we do not confront grave threats to security, sovereignty and stability facing our world today. earlier this week, i addressed
the national assembly in south korea and urged every responsible nation to stand united in declaring that every single step the north korean regime takes toward more weapons is a step it takes into greater and greater danger. the future of this region and its beautiful people must not be held hostage to a dictator's twisted fantasies of violent conquest and nuclear blackmail. in addition, we must uphold principles that have benefited all of us like respect for the rule of law. [applause] , and freedomghts of navigation and overflight including open shipping lanes. three principles and these principles -- [applause]
-- create stability and bring trust, security and prosperity among like-minded nations. we must also deal decisively with other threats to our security and the future of our children, such as, criminal drugs,, human smuggling, corruption, cybercrime, and territorial expansion. as i have said many times before, all civilized people must come together to drive out terrorists and extremists from our societies. stripping them of funding, territory, and ideological stop radicalust islamic terrorism. let us work together for a , and freeprosperous indo pacific. i'm confident that together every problem we have spoken
about today can be solved and every challenge we face can be overcome. effort, ifed in this we seize the opportunities before us and ground our partnerships firmly in the interests of our own people, then together we will achieve everything we dream for our nations and for our children. we will be blessed with a world of strong sovereign and independent nations thriving in peace and commerce with others. there will be places where we can build our homes and where families, businesses, and people can flourish and grow. if we do this, we will look at the globe half a century from now and we will marvel at the beautiful constellation of nations, each different, each shiningand each
brightly and proudly throughout this region of the world. just as when we look at the stars in the night sky, the distance of time will make most of the challenges we had and that we spoke of today seem very, very small. what will not seem small, what is not small, will be the big choices that all of our nations will have to make to keep their stars glowing very, very brightly. in america, like every nation that has one and defended it sovereignty, we understand that we have nothing so precious as our birthright. our treasured independence and our freedom, that knowledge has guided us throughout american history. it has inspired us to sacrifice and innovate and it is why
today, hundreds of years after our victory in the american revolution, we still remember the words of an american founder and our second president of the united states, john adams. as an old man just before his death, this great patriot was asked, to offer his thoughts on the 50th anniversary of glorious american freedom. he replied with the words, "independence forever." that burns inent the heart of every patriot and nation. vietnam havee in known this sentiment not just for 200 years but for nearly 2000 years. [applause] it was around 40 a.d. when two
ese sisters first awakened the spirit of the people of these land. stood for of vietnam your independence and pride. the patriots and heroes -- [applause] history's, hold the answers to the great questions of our future and our time here it they remind us of who we are and what we are called to do. together we have it in our power to lift our people and our world to new heights, heights that have never been attained. let us choose a future of patriotism, prosperity, and pride. let us choose wealth and freedom over poverty and servitude.
opens choose a free and indo pacific. finally, let us never forget, the world has many places -- [applause] -- many dreams, and many roads. but in all of the world, there is no place like home. and so, for family, for country, for freedom, for history, and for the glory of god, protect your home, defend your home, and love your home today and for all time. , god you, god bless you bless the pacific region. [applause] and god bless the united states of america. thank you very much. thank you. >> ladies and gentlemen, please for the president of the
united states of america. ♪ >> later today on c-span the national archives have several discussions to look back at the vietnam war. itsarchives is opening remembering vietnam exhibit. live coverage begins at 12 p.m. eastern on c-span, online at www.c-span.org and on the c-span radio app. tomorrow's the 64th year of veterans day. bike -- vice president mike
thee leads the ceremony at tomb of the unknown soldier at arlington national cemetery and makes remarks. 11 ceremony is scheduled for a.m. eastern and you can see it live on c-span, online at www.c-span.org and on the c-span radio app. years ago the united states was at war in vietnam and this veterans a weekend, american history tv on c-span3 looks back with 48 hours of coverage. charting saturday at 8 a.m. eastern, we're live from the national archives, among the ,ackdrop of three helicopters then from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. we are taking phone calls live with historians about the war in 1967. from the vietnam veterans memorial, a ceremony featuring remarks from chuck hagel and the memorial designer.
at 4 p.m. eastern on real america a cbs news vietnam war special report. >> whether it is due to the enemies tactics, the weather or terrain it seems clear that the american military offensive along the dmz has bogged down like the marines in the mu -- mud. at 6:00 on american artifacts we will tour the artifacts exhibit remembering vietnam and at 8:00 1967 presssidency in conference. >> made our statement to the world of what we would do if we had communist aggression in that part of the world in 1954. we said we would stand with those people in the face of common danger. the time came when we had to put up or shut up and we put up and we are there. >> watch the vietnam war, 50 or's later, this weekd