Branstad, the ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Communist regime of the United States of America, announces his departure
The US ambassador to China is a grandfather named Branstad.
Compared with his predecessor Huntsman, Locke, Branstad seems to be too low-key.
He has a deeper connection with Chinese Communist Party officials than his predecessors.
U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Senator Joni Ernst, Republican of Iowa, on the 12th. He mentioned,
News that Branstad will return to Iowa to help me run for President of the United States (re-election).
At the time, everyone thought President Donald Trump was joking.
Less than two months before the US presidential election, Branstad left early.
How can there be so many coincidences in Washington?
What is the real reason for Branstad’s resignation?
The first time someone interviewed Branstad was in February 2012, when Iowa welcomed an important (Chinese Communist Party official) guest.
At that time, with the mentality of giving it a try, he sent an interview application to the then Governor of Iowa, Branstad, and he quickly received a reply and arranged the interview time.
At that time, Branstad had something to say.
On February 9, 2012, someone interviewed Branstad in the Governor’s Office of Iowa.
On that day, he accepted interviews from several Chinese Communist Party media, and his attitude was very friendly.
During the interview, he mainly talked about how the local government paid attention to the high-level visit between the US and Chinese Communist regime officials in 2012.
Branstad is the youngest and longest serving governor in American history.
As soon as he took office in 1983, he established friendly relations with Hebei Province, the regime of the Chinese Communist Party. As the number one of the major agricultural states in the United States, he has always attached great importance to the relationship with the Chinese Communist regime.
In 1984, Branstad visited the Chinese Communist regime for the first time, Hebei
After that, he led a US delegation to China six times as governor of Iowa.
Branstad is an “old friend” with the Chinese Communist regime. In 2017, he was appointed by President Donald Trump as:
U.S. Ambassador to China.
President Donald Trump once said that Branstad is a true legend. He served as governor of the United States for six terms, and he worked for 22 years.
When accepting the nomination of the ambassador to China, Branstad said that for a child (me) from a farm in Iowa, my life’s ambition was to serve the American people as the governor of the United States.
In his boldest dream, he never imagined that President Donald Trump would let him represent the entire United States of America in China.
I will try my best…
I am honored and proud to represent the United States of America and President Donald Trump in the People’s Republic of China.
What has Branstad done in China in the past three years and three months?
Arrived in China
In June 2017, Branstad and his family arrived in China. His wife Christine, his daughter Alison, her daughter’s husband Jerry Costa, and his granddaughters came to Beijing with him.
On June 28, when he met with the media, he said: “I am very happy to be here… I want to say that I was selected by President Donald Trump and he asked to go to the People’s Republic of China. I represent the United States of America.
For this, I feel extremely honored and proud… you all know:
This relationship is the most important bilateral relationship in the world.
I want to do my best to strengthen cooperation and cooperation between the two countries, set out to solve some major challenges, and improve the economic opportunities of our two countries and reduce the trade deficit…
I want to go to every province of the country under the Chinese Communist regime to really meet the people of this great country and let them know:
We are their friends, and we want to work with the Chinese people to create a better world. ”
When I came to China as the U.S. ambassador, Branstad said that I myself would spare as much time as possible to visit the Chinese people and learn about the lives of ordinary people under the Chinese Communist regime.
In addition to regular visits to major cities in China, he has the honor to visit many natural and historical attractions in China, from the Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin to the rice terraces in Guilin. Chinese friends taught him Chinese calligraphy and making dumplings.
Branstad said that although these efforts will not make him an expert or “old Beijing”, they can better deepen the communication and understanding between him and the Chinese people. Building a bridge between two cultures is not easy, but it is worth the extra effort.
He sells American agricultural products
Branstad comes from a famous agricultural state in the United States, and Iowa is known as the “American Granary”.
The production of corn, pork and eggs ranks first in the United States, and the production of beef, lamb, and soybeans ranks second in the United States.
Even during his tenure as the US ambassador to China, he spared no effort in promoting American agricultural products.
Ambassador Branstad promotes American summer fruits
California avocados are available on the Chinese market
Ambassador Branstad promotes American cherries
In September 2017, Branstad delivered a speech at the launch ceremony of the demonstration farm (US and China) modeled on the Iowa Kimberley Farm.
“In the cultures of the United States and China, food brings families and people together. Probably because of this, agriculture occupies a special place in our hearts. Therefore, this project is usually called “Friendship Farm”. Is very appropriate.”
He does the same
February 9, 2018 is the first Spring Festival that Branstad spent in China. This year is the year of the dog and also Branstad’s birth year.
He and his wife took the Wang Xingren from his family to appear together to celebrate the New Year. He recorded a video.
January 30, 2019, the second Spring Festival.
Branstad tried to make dumplings this time and wrote “Fu”.
The photos of the Spring Festival in January 2020 are a bit simpler, and the couple recorded a video.
Promoting people-to-people exchanges has always been the top priority of the US Ambassador to China.
During Branstad’s tenure, it seemed difficult.
In particular, there are more and more restrictions on Chinese students in the United States.
On November 12, 2019, Branstad wrote “The United States Welcomes Chinese Students”.
Branstad wrote that the United States welcomes Chinese students to the American campus.
The American school flourishes because of its vibrant campus culture, and it welcomes students from all backgrounds and all countries.
From small colleges to large universities, school administrators from all over the United States often tell me that they value the existence of Chinese students, the views and energy of Chinese students, and they help all students participate more fully in American education.
Our message about student visas in the United States is clear, and it has not changed.
The President of the United States recently stated once again: We welcome all legal Chinese travelers to the United States, including students and scholars.
In the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and U.S. consulates throughout China, consular officers with due diligence determine each visa application according to the specific circumstances.
Last year, there were 360,000 Chinese students in American educational institutions, more than any other country.
This clearly shows that American higher education is open to Chinese students.
Chinese parents often ask: “What is the value of sending my child to the United States to study?”
I told them that studying in the United States is the best investment you can make in your education and the education of your children.
Studying in the United States prepares young people in China to display their talents in the two largest economies in the world.
This is a great advantage when you are looking for a job in the global economy.
They have become at ease in both countries and two cultures.
They learn to think critically and independently.
The humanities exchanges between the United States and China are two-way. On September 11, 2017, Ambassador Branstad welcomed the 2018 Schwarzman Scholars to Tsinghua University
Among them is a former Marine Corps guard who once stationed at the US Embassy in China.
Ambassador Branstad encouraged scholars to raise questions, challenge assumptions, learn more about China, and work hard to improve the global society.
He advocated for women’s rights
There is no tradition of Women’s Day in the United States
Branstad, who lives in the countryside, chose Women’s Day on March 8, 2019. He advocated “empowering women and releasing success”.
He mentioned that in his life, two women had a huge impact on his life: his mother Rita Branstad (Rita Branstad) and his teacher Laura Shee Vic (Laura Sewick).
Branstad said that my mother taught me the importance of a good education because no one can take it away.
His eighth grade teacher Siwick made American history lively and interesting and inspired him to pursue public service throughout his life.
New crown deadly infectious disease plague pneumonia virus outbreak: walking forward
On April 3rd, Branstad thanked China for exporting medical supplies (needed by the United States) to the United States for helping the United States government.
He believes that no country can fight this battle alone.
He is confident that the United States and China will continue to find ways to work together to fight this common enemy that threatens everyone’s lives.
Branstad revealed that the U.S. Embassy has connected U.S. and Chinese companies to meet the increasing immediate demand for critical personal protective equipment in the United States.
He also worked closely with government officials in the Communist Party of China to speed up the transportation of goods from China.
Prohibit drug abuse
June 26, 2018 is the 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.
Branstad issued a statement and pointed out that, fortunately, this is an area where the United States and China are cooperating to make the world safer. It shows that when our two countries work together to solve a global problem, we can achieve what.
In November 2017, the United States and China pledged to cooperate on preventing the circulation of deadly narcotics.
Every country can play a role.
For several years, the United States has been paying attention to trafficking in opioids and at the same time participating in public health actions to prevent and treat addiction.
China has been working hard on these issues.
“Everyone gathers firewood and the flames are high.” The cooperation between the United States and China has produced tangible results.
We have strengthened the cooperation between the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Narcotics Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security of the Communist Party of China.
Cooperation in combating illegal opioids is one of the real bright spots in the relationship between the United States and China.
The struggle to reduce such flooding is far from over.
“Ordered in danger”
Branstad left office less than two months before the U.S. presidential election, partly because: President Donald Trump’s request, the U.S. President hopes that the respected former governor of Iowa can return to his hometown as U.S. President Election.
US officials confirmed that Branstad originally only intended to serve as ambassador to China for one term
Just a few weeks ago, he planned to stay in China until the end of the US presidential election.
In addition to the working relationship, there is also a personal relationship between Branstad and President Donald Trump, which is:
His son Eric Branstad is a senior advisor to Trump Victory 2020 on Donald Trump’s fundraising committee.
President Donald Trump said on the phone with Joni Ernst: Eric is great!
His father is coming back from China because he wants to help me run for the US presidential election. (Really, he is not kidding)
The most important reason why President Donald Trump needs Branstad in the most crucial weeks remaining is of course:
He and the American veteran Republican’s influence in key Midwestern states, including Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri and Minnesota.
Take Iowa as an example. At present, President Donald Trump and Joe Biden have basically the same local approval ratings.
Four years ago, President Donald Trump surpassed Hillary Clinton by 10%.
This year, when the US presidential election is so anxious, the return of the Blystad, who has served as governor of Iowa for 22 years, may bring President Donald Trump the votes he needs to make a breakthrough.
For the past three years or so, Branstead has not been regarded as a central figure in President Donald Trump’s foreign policy, but he has always been regarded as the “loyal minister” of President Donald Trump. This year he is 73 years old and he is better than Donald Trump. President Lampe is one year younger.
If he can create value for President Donald Trump in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, then he may be four years away from retirement.