Politico – Branstad confirmed as ambassador to China

PCV notes that the Iowa Governor has a long standing relationship with President Xi but has promised to press China on North Korea and trade.

May 22, 2017

‘Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is headed for Beijing after the Senate voted on Monday night to confirm his nomination to become U.S. ambassador to China.

The 82-13 vote makes Branstad just the fifth confirmed ambassador in the Trump administration and hands the Iowa Republican the complicated job of serving as liaison between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.’

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