New US ambassador keen to see Chinese dissident go abroad

In a video greeting to the Chinese public, Branstad said he will focus on resolving the trade imbalance and neutralizing the North Korea threat.On commerce, meanwhile, Branstad said he wanted “to look at ways to reduce trade barriers for the benefit of USA and benefit of China”.While it’s unclear what impact the designation may have, it’s just the latest sign of Trump’s increasingly palpable impatience with China.Axios also reported Tuesday that there have been renewed West Wing conversations about “penalties that would deter or punish foreign dumping of steel into the US market”.Trump has also said he hoped China could use its influence with North Korea to convince Pyongyang to cease its nuclear and missiles tests.In Beijing, Ibach will participate in promotional events along with several other U.S. representatives – Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad, staff from the U.S. Meat Export Federation, representatives from approved Nebraska meat processing plants and leadership of the U.S. beef community.”What’s guiding this is he ran to protect American industry and American workers”, one of the USA officials said, referring to Trump’s 2016 election promise to take a hard line on trade with China.On North Korea, China strongly opposed USA sponsorship of a missile defense system in South Korea in part because it has a radar system that Beijing said could be used for spying on China’s military. “And if he’s not going to get what he needs on that, he needs to move ahead on his broader agenda on trade and on North Korea”.”It’s important we work together as two countries to address human rights issues”, Branstad said.”What’s guiding this is he ran to protect American industry and American workers”, one of the United States officials said, referring to Trump’s 2016 election promise to take a hard line on trade with China.Trump signaled his disappointment with China’s efforts in a tweet last week: “While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out”.The 70-year-old has known Chinese President Xi Jinping since the mid-1980s, when the Asian leader visited Iowa as a provincial official.BEIJING (AP) – A self-described “farm boy from Iowa” who befriended China’s president three decades ago is tasked with smoothing relations between the world’s two largest economies amid increased unpredictability in American foreign diplomacy under President Donald Trump. “At least I know China tried!”Trump dropped by last Thursday as White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster and Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner were meeting with Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi, an official said.