China’s Foreign Ministry today welcomed President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as the next ambassador to China.
Branstad is a long-time friend of Chinese President Xi Jinping. And, as a farm-belt governor, he knows the value of agricultural trade with China, one of our top agricultural export markets.
Last year, China imported more than $20 billion in food and agricultural products from the U.S. Branstad could play an important role in preserving the relationship on that front and others.
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