May 2, 2017
On May 2, 2017, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on his nomination to be U.S. Ambassador to China and faced questions, including on Tibet and human rights.
In his opening remarks, Committee Chairman, Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) said the U.S.-China relationship is one of the most consequential relationships for U.S. national interests. He added that we must be clear-eyed about China’s long-term goals, which are not necessarily aligned with U.S. national interests.