- Terry Branstad is in January under the new president Trump ambassador to China. The septuagenarian politician was governor of the state of Iowa, a position he has held since 2013, and even exercised between 1983 and 1999.
Trump's so-called transition team preparing the transition to the presidency, announced the appointment Wednesday.
Branstad will not be an easy task in Beijing. Trump namely received last week a fight with China because he had a telephone conversation with the President of Taiwan. Located in Beijing particularly sensitive because the island state is considered part of the PRC.
The United States broke in the seventies diplomatic relations with Taiwan and sought precisely rapprochement with China. Beijing filed a protest last week in Washington about the conduct of Trump.