My first year as US Ambassador

By Terry Branstad Source:Global Times Published: 2018/6/27 23:23:40 It was one year ago today that I began my service as US Ambassador to China. It is also the week before which our nation celebrates its birth. In my first year as US Ambassador to China I have gained a greater appreciation of two things: the ...
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U.S. Embassy’s Message Celebrating the LGBTI Pride Month

People around the world celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride this Month.  Here in China, American diplomats celebrate Pride Month with friends and colleagues, taking advantage of the chance to recognize the value society gains from each member of society. It is important that each member of our community—of all communities—feel free ...
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International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Ambassador Terry Branstad June 26 marks International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, one of the most pressing public health challenges facing the world today is drug use, production and trafficking. And next month will be the 233rd birthday of Commissioner Lin Zexu, who spearheaded Qing Dynasty’s campaign to suppress opium. Fortunately, this is ...
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Ambassador Branstad: Protecting and Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights Requires More than Just Words

Ambassador Branstad: During my first trip to China in 1984 as Governor of Iowa, I took an old steam locomotive from Beijing to Shijiazhuang in Hebei Province to run a sister-state program that I had signed with the Governor of Hebei in 1983.  I then met a Hebei County level Party Secretary named Xi Jinping ...
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Ambassador Branstad talks about the U.S.-China relationship

“There’s opportunity to correct some of the unfairness in the trade situation and open up new opportunities” Ambassador Branstad talks about the U.S.-China relationship, including trade and our cooperation on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, with several media outlets. CNBC https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/03/29/us-ambassador-to-china-opportunity-to-correct-unfair-trade.html?play=1 https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/03/29/we-have-to-make-sure-that-us-technology-advantages-are-not-stolen-us-ambassador.html Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-03-29/branstad-says-tariff-retaliation-by-chinese-not-the-answer-video CBS News https://www.cbsnews.com/news/north-korea-diplomacy-caution-us-ambassador-china-terry-branstad-cbs-news/ BBC http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-china-43593241/us-envoy-to-china-says-we-don-t-trust-kim-jong-un
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Building on Our Relationship in the New Year

Last June I arrived in Beijing as the U.S. Ambassador to China.  My first day here, I stood next to my wife and family and talked about the U.S.-China relationship with journalists, feeling energized and honored to be representing America. With no time to rest, we got to work right away.  In July, we sliced ...
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Ambassador Accepts Phoenix TV’s Interview

 November 20, 2017, Ambassador Branstad accepts Phoenix TV’s interview. The Ambassador talks about our President’s recent visit to Beijing, the taste of American beef, and more. Please click here to watch the interview. More Media Coverage of Ambassador Branstad:  Ambassador Branstad Accepts CCTV’s Interview, November, 2017  Ambassador Branstad Visits Hebei Province, July, 2017
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Ambassador Branstad Press Huddle on President Trumps Visit

Great Hall of the People Beijing, China AMBASSADOR: It went very well. There’s a lot of work that goes into something like this. We got a great team here. They work really hard and it’s obviously a big highlight and I think the Chinese have done a great job. I mean, that event last night ...
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Ambassador Branstad Editorial: US, China Success Benefits Whole World

By Terry Branstad Source: Global Times Published: 2017/11/7 21:08:39 http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1074012.shtml   President Donald Trump arrives in Beijing on a state visit Wednesday. I am excited to welcome him on his first visit to China as the US president. My wife Chris and I have greatly enjoyed the hospitality of the Chinese people, and I trust ...
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Ambassador Branstad gives remarks at the groundbreaking of the China-U.S. Demonstration Farm modeled on Kimberley Farms of Iowa

“In both Chinese and American cultures, food brings families and people together.  Perhaps because of that, agriculture holds a special place in our hearts.  It is therefore very fitting that this project is often referred to as a ‘friendship farm,’” Ambassador Branstad’s remarks at the groundbreaking of the China-U.S. Demonstration Farm modelled on Kimberley Farms ...
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Ambassador Branstad Tours Jinjiang Hotel and the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

Ambassador Branstad met with a group of expert “Shanghai hands” at the historic Jinjiang Hotel, where they discussed the history of Shanghai, its current state, and possibilities for the future.  Afterwards, the Ambassador went on a tour of the hall where the Shanghai Communique was signed in 1972. In the afternoon, Ambassador Branstad visited the ...
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Ambassador Branstad welcomes the 2018 Schwarzman Scholars to Tsinghua University

  Ambassador Branstad welcomes the 2018 Schwarzman Scholars to Tsinghua University, including one of the U.S. Embassy’s former Marine security guards! These bright young minds competed to be included in the prestigious one-year Master’s program, a scholarship for young leaders from around the world. Ambassador Branstad, pictured along with scholarship founder and CEO Steve Schwarzman ...
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Ambassador Branstad met with Fulbright Lecturers and English Language Fellows

August 31 2017, Ambassador Branstad met with a group of American Fulbright Lecturers and English Language Fellows to emphasize the importance of their role in developing people to people ties with China. These teachers will teach English, history, political science, literature, finance,  and communications to Chinese students all around China.  He shared  how in the ...
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