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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has been picked by President-elect Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to China and awaits confirmation hearings.
Why Branstad? Because the long-time Republican governor and Iowa have built significant economic and diplomatic relationships with China since the 1980s. He returned from a trip to the country in November.
Branstad said in a summer 2016 IowaWatch interview that Iowa needs to maintain trade relationships with China and get good business deals with partners in that country.
Learn more in this news quiz about Iowa-Chinese relations.
[quiz key=”1g4VxfVf4PdPAyodFMTlUgVYw-3Td–mVtfRKVnSAHqI” answerstyle=”bullets” title=”Three questions that can help you know about this significant link” byline=”Quiz By: Jiangqi Guo/IowaWatch” source=”United States Census Bureau website; ‘China to buy $5.3B in U.S. soybeans,’ by Donnelle Eller, The Des Moines Register, Sept. 24, 2015; ‘China, Iowa sign soybean purchase for $5.3 billion,’ by Rod Boshart, The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA), Sept. 24, 2015; ‘Branstad sticking by ‘old friend’ Chinese President,’ by Rod Boshart, The Gazette, Aug. 28, 2015; ‘For the Vice President of China, Tea Time in Iowa,’ Kirk Johnson, The New York Times, Feb. 15, 2012; ‘Branstad: Support For Trump Boils Down To Choice Between His Party’s Nominee And Hillary Clinton,’ by Thomas Nelson, IowaWatch.org, July 12, 2016; ‘Chinese soybean buyers agree to multi-billion-dollar purchase during Iowa visit,’ by Carrie Laughlin, Iowa Soybean Association, Sept. 24, 2015.” ]
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