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U.S. ambassador to China sees great opportunity in bilateral cooperation

Terry Branstad, the U.S. Ambassador to China, speaks to audience during the Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit in Des Moines of Iowa State, the United …


Terry Branstad urges patience in China trade talks; says tough people can overcome tough times

CLOSE<p>U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad shares his best Mandarin, the Chinese words for hello and thank you, during an interview in Beijing, on …


Medicaid council member: governor removed him for criticism

An outspoken critic of Iowa's Medicaid privatization process says he has been removed as a chairman of a state council that monitors the state's …


Christensen of Harlan picked as Reynolds' Supreme Court nominee

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has picked Fourth Judicial District Judge Susan Christensen of Harlan to serve on the Iowa Supreme Court.<p>Reynolds announced …


Fred Hubbell outpaces Kim Reynolds in fundraising; Reynolds holds more cash in governor's race

CLOSE<p>Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds and Democratic businessman Fred Hubbell will vie for control of the state’s top office this fall.<p>Democrat Fred …

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U.S. Envoy to China Feels the Heat From Trade Fight

BEIJING—When Terry Branstad left behind 22 years as Iowa governor to become ambassador to China in 2017, he brought to the job relationships with both presidents, Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.<p>Now the diplomat raised on an Iowa farm is caught in the middle of their trade fight, with his home state in …


How does Iowa's stand your ground law work?

Get the news<p>Subscribe Today<p>Log In<p>Subscribed, but don't have a login?<p>Activate your digital access.<p>CLOSE<p>The “stand your ground” law took effect in 2017 …

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Terry Branstad praises Trump's 'strong stand' on tariffs

Former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, now the U.S. ambassador to China, said Thursday that President Trump is correct to press China on trade issues, even …


Iowa Supreme Court reverses 72-hour abortion waiting law

32 minutes ago<p>DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled against a waiting period requirement for an abortion .<p>The court issued its ruling …


U.S. ambassador unconvinced China willing to make fast progress on trade

U.S. ambassador to China Terry Branstad on Friday said the U.S. government is not convinced the Chinese are willing to make enough progress soon …


US ambassador unconvinced China willing to make fast progress on trade

BEIJING: U.S. ambassador to China Terry Branstad on Friday said the U.S. government is not convinced the Chinese are willing to make enough progress …


Hubbell chooses farmer, legislator Hart as running mate

Democratic governor nominee Fred Hubbell has chosen eastern Iowa farmer and legislator Rita Hart as his running mate.<p>Hubbell announced Saturday …

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How this small town in Iowa became China’s close friend

After months of escalating trade spat, the U.S.-China trade war has been put on hold after a three-day trade negotiation between Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and Trump’s economic team last week in Washington. President Trump touted the noticeably vague trade agreement​ on Twitter. The U.S. announced …


U.S. Ambassador to China on Open Markets and National Security

Terry Branstad says there are many areas where the U.S. would like to see more reciprocity from China on trade<p>“What we would point out is we have a very open market in the United States. And that’s not true in China.<p>“As an example, companies like WeChat can operate in the U.S. But Facebook, Google …


U.S.-China still 'far apart' on trade

Washington and Beijing are still "very far apart" on trade, U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad announced as trade talks kick off today between …


Iowa Supreme Court justice announces retirement

Iowa Supreme Court Justice Bruce Zager has announced his plans to retire later this year.<p>Zager has served on the state's high court since 2011, when …


Reynolds names father to state judicial nominating panel

Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed her father, Charles Strawn, to serve on the state commission tasked with selecting candidates for open judgeships.<p>"The …

Des Moines

Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the United States Delegation to China

Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the members of an official delegation from the United States to China to discuss the trade relationship …

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Trump announces members of delegation to China for trade talks

Washington, May 1 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has announced that an official delegation from the US will travel to China to discuss the …

Donald Trump

The Architect of Trump’s Threatened China Trade War

U.S. Trade Rep Bob Lighthizer argued that years of negotiation with Beijing had produced little and now the time had come for a confrontational approach<p>WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s tough policy on China trade took shape in a White House meeting last August—and at the center was an …

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The U.S.-China trade war could send your bacon and ham costs on a roller coaster

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China urges U.S. to revoke protectionist measures - Xinhua

BEIJING, April 2 (Xinhua) -- China on Monday urged the United States to revoke protectionist measures that violate World Trade Organization (WTO) …


U.S. ambassador warns against China curbing American soy imports: Bloomberg

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese curbs on soy imports from the United States would hurt the Chinese people more than American growers, U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad said on Thursday on Bloomberg Television.<p>FILE PHOTO - Soy beans are seen in a field waiting to be harvested in Minooka, Illinois, …


Branstad Says Tariff Retaliation By Chinese Not the Answer – Bloomberg

Branstad Says Tariff Retaliation By Chinese Not the Answer<p>Branstad Says Tariff Retaliation By Chinese Not the Answer<p>Branstad Says Tariff Retaliation …

North Korea

US and China have a joint goal - the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula: US Ambassador

Terry Branstad, U.S. ambassador to China, speaks about addressing the nuclear threat from North Korea.

North Korea

US envoy to China says 'we don't trust' Kim Jong-un

The US ambassador to China Terry Branstad says that while he does not trust Kim Jong-un's commitment to denuclearise, he added that the US needed to see "what the possibilities are" with North Korea.<p><i>Interview by the BBC's Robin Brant.</i>

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U.S. envoy to China urges caution in North Korea diplomacy

<b>BEIJING</b> -- North and South Korea have scheduled a direct meeting between leaders Kim Jong Un and President Moon Jae-in for late April, but as CBS …

North Korea

Trump Flying Solo Leaves Kelly in the Dark

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If Marco Polo were alive today, what tales would he tell about China and Tibet?

There are many essential points of the US-North Korean talks which have been treated, albeit briefly, in the Singapore Summit between Kim Jong-Un and …


If we won't talk about guns, let's at least fix Iowa's mental health system

We’re still learning the details of Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., but reports suggest a …

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