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Terry Branstad Confirmed as US Ambassador to China

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, DC, 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, DC, on May 2, 2017. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

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...

  • 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, 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

  • Movie posters on display at the premiere of Universal Pictures' "The Great Wall" at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, Calif. on Feb. 15.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

    Future of Hollywood–China Relationship in Question

    LOS ANGELES—With the recent lackluster performance of the biggest U.S.–China film coproduction in history and the collapse of two major deals, Hollywood’s relationship with China... Read more

  • Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and former Republican Congressman Frank Wolf (Va.) testify at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) hearing on March 1. Both have for decades opposed Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with China. (Gary Feuerberg/ Epoch Times)

    Congressional Hearing: Reforming China Through Increased Trade a ‘Bipartisan Fantasy’

    WASHINGTON—Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and former Republican Congressman Frank Wolf were in total agreement as witnesses at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) hearing... Read more

  • The Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA  in Los Angeles in this file photo. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    Chinese Consulate Behind University Protest Against Dalai Lama

    The University of California–San Diego has invited the Dalai Lama to speak at commencement in June, and a group of Chinese students at the university is... Read more

  • President Donald Trump attends a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    What Trump Reaffirming the ‘One China’ Policy Means

    The bilateral relationship between the United States and China, the world’s largest economies, is often called the most important in the world. Thus, many held... Read more

  • Former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific David Kilgour presents a revised report about continued murder of Falun Gong practitioners in China for their organs, as report co-author lawyer David Matas listens in the background, on Jan. 31, 2007. (The Epoch Times)

    Researcher Hopes President Trump Will Hold China Accountable on Organ Harvesting

    LOS ANGELES—As former Canadian member of Parliament and Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific) David Kilgour travels around the world speaking on the issue of forced organ... Read more

  • In this Jan. 5, 2017, photo, the home of Dan Zhong is seen in Livingston, N.J. Zhong, a businessman imprisoned on charges that he forced immigrant laborers to do construction at Chinese diplomatic facilities in the U.S. wants permission to turn his New Jersey home into a private jail where he can comfortably await trial. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Forced Labor Case Raises New Doubts on ‘Gilded Cage’ Jailing

    NEW YORK—Dan Zhong’s two-story home in Livingston, New Jersey, is unremarkable by suburban standards, but the businessman’s lawyers have told a judge he is willing... Read more

  • President-elect Donald Trump stands with Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma as he speaks with reporters after a meeting at Trump Tower in New York on Jan. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Trump to Work With Alibaba Founder for US Jobs

    Donald Trump says he’s planning to work with the founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba to help boost small businesses. The president-elect met Monday with Jack... Read more

  • A Vietnamese coast guard officer photographs a Chinese coast guard vessel in disputed waters in the South China Sea on May 14, 2014. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Says Chinese Warship Stole Navy Underwater Drone

    WASHINGTON—The Pentagon says a Chinese warship seized a U.S. Navy unmanned underwater glider that was collecting unclassified scientific data in the South China Sea. Navy... Read more

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