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US Ambassador to China Lists North Korea as a Top Priority

Former Iowa governor Terry Branstad testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his nomination to be ambassador to China, on Capitol Hil,l in Washington on May 2, 2017. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Former Iowa governor Terry Branstad testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his nomination to be ambassador to China, on Capitol Hil,l in Washington on May 2, 2017. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Terry Branstad, the new U.S. ambassador to China, is a familiar face in Beijing. As governor of Iowa, he signed up as a sister region...




  • U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis meet with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui, chief of the People's Liberation Army's Joint Staff Department prior to the U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue at the State Department in Washington, U.S., June 21, 2017. (Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein)

    Top Diplomats and Defense Ministers of US and China Meet on North Korea

    A day after President Donald Trump tweeted that Chinese efforts to rein in North Korea had failed, top diplomats and defense chiefs from the United... Read more

  • US President Donald Trump (L) and Chinese leader Xi Jinping (R) at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, April 7, 2017. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump Says China’s Xi Tried to Help With North Korea

    In a tweet posted in the afternoon of June 20, U.S. President Donald Trump said that China and its leader Xi Jinping had “tried”—but failed—to... Read more

  • Beef cattle roam the brown-dirt fields on a ranch on the outskirts of Delano, in California's Central Valley, on February 3, 2014. A new study finds that the mass production of food animals in the United States has resulted in widespread health risks for rural communities. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Meat Importers Race to Order US Beef

    The first shipments of U.S. beef are arriving in China, ending a 14-year ban. Chinese meat importers are racing to get their hands on it... Read more

  • US President Donald Trump (L) sits with Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) during a bilateral meeting at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Fla,. on April 6, 2017. ( JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    United States, China to Meet on North Korea on Wednesday

    WASHINGTON—U.S. and Chinese regime’s diplomatic and defense chiefs will meet Wednesday for a security dialogue that Washington says will focus on curbing North Korea’s nuclear... Read more

  • Former Iowa governor Terry Branstad testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his nomination to be ambassador to China, on Capitol Hil,l in Washington on May 2, 2017. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

    Terry Branstad Confirmed as US Ambassador to China

    The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on May 22 to confirm former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as President Donald Trump’s ambassador to Beijing. Branstad, 70, spent more... Read more

  • Doris Liu, director of the film “In the Name of Confucius,” discusses her documentary on Confucius Institutes at the Alliance Defending Freedom, April 26. (Gary Feuerberg/ The Epoch Times)

    Controversy Surrounds Confucius Institutes at American Universities

    WASHINGTON—Since 2004, China has been funding Confucius Institutes (CI), language programs under the communist regime’s Ministry of Education that form partnerships with American universities. In... Read more

  • The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson transits the South China Sea while conducting flight operations on April 9, 2017. (Z.A. Landers/Courtesy U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS)

    US Carrier Group Heads for Korean Waters, Chinese Regime Calls for Restraint

    BEIJING/SEOUL—Chinese leader Xi Jinping called for all sides to exercise restraint on Monday in a telephone call about North Korea with President Donald Trump, as... Read more

  • President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping and first lady Peng Liyuan at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., on April 6, 2017.  (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

    Trump Praises Chinese Efforts on North Korea ‘Menace,’ Pyongyang Warns of Strike

    WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump praised Chinese efforts to rein in “the menace of North Korea” on Thursday, after North Korean state media warned the United... Read more

  • President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, U.S., before traveling to Palm Beach, Florida for the Good Friday holiday/Easter weekend on April 13, 2017. (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)

    Trump Launches Trade Probe Targeting Chinese Steel

    WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump launched an investigation on Thursday to determine whether Chinese and other foreign-made steel threatens U.S. national security, raising the possibility of new... Read more

  • An unidentified Korean People's Army (KPA) rocket is displayed during a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung, in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017. (ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

    Storm Clouds Near North Korea

    Kim Jong Un of North Korea is known for killing his top officials in brutal, even comic-book supervillain fashion: flamethrower, mortar, anti-aircraft gun. A United... Read more

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) waves to the press as he walks with US President Donald Trump at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Fla., on April 7, 2017. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

    Positives for Trump, Xi After US–China Meeting

    At the closing of their first face-to-face meeting on April 7, President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping enthused about their newfound rapport. “The... Read more

  • The U.S. carrier group headed by carrier USS Carl Vinson. (Matt Brown/US Navy)

    After Xi-Trump Meeting, China and US Forces Reported Moving to Establish Presence Near North Korea

    According to South Korea’s Chosun.com, 150,000 medical and support personnel of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army have been mobilized along the Yalu River that separates... Read more

  • President Trump welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago state in Palm Beach, Florida. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

    Simmering Beneath the Morning Calm

    In the late 14th century, Korean king Lee Seong-gye had just overthrown the Koryo Dynasty and begun his own rule. Recognizing the turnover, Chinese emperor... Read more

  • China Uncensored host Chris Chappell stands on the Scarborough Shoal in disputed waters. Two Chinese Coast Guard ships are visible in the background. November 14, 2016. (Matt Gnaizda/China Uncensored)

    Apple Inc. Censoring China-Critical Satire Show in Hong Kong and Taiwan

    China Uncensored, a New York-based comedy channel that satirizes Chinese politics, society, and international relations, has been removed from Apple TV’s app store in Hong... Read more

  • President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Nashville, Tenn., on March 15, 2017; Xi Jinping attends a welcome ceremony with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 30, 2017. ( Andrea Morales/Getty Images; FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hunting for Goodwill

    Donald Trump and Xi Jinping are set to meet in person on April 6–7. Neither will want to walk away from Trump’s Florida country club... Read more

  • Chinese lawyer and human rights activist Chen Guangcheng is pictured visiting the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan on June 25, 2013. (Ashley Pon/Getty Images)

    Spy Inside State Department Betrayed Chinese Dissident, Says FBI

    A senior State Department staff member who worked in the U.S. embassy in Beijing might have betrayed information concerning a Chinese dissident who sought asylum... Read more

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