Branstad: US-China Relations At Low Point

Nationwide — Former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad recently returned to China, the country where he served as US Ambassador for three years.

Branstad resigned as ambassador to China in the fall of 2020. A year later he formed a consulting firm that gives advice on how to conduct business in China.

Branstad met China’s president in 1985, when Xi was part of a delegation of Chinese officials who visited Iowa. Branstad says he’d like to see US relations with China get back to where they were when he was governor.

Branstad was in China with two other former US Ambassadors three weeks ago to launch the non-profit US China Green Institute, to promote collaboration on climate solutions in both countries.



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