September 14, 2020

US ambassador to China stepping down: Pompeo

Washington (AFP) – The US ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, is stepping down, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday.Thanking Branstad for his service, Pompeo said in a tweet that he had “contributed to rebalancing U.S.-China relations so that it is results-oriented, reciprocal, and fair.”The reasons for the ambassador’s departure were not immediately clear, and China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs — while acknowledging Pompeo’s tweet — said it had not received notice of his resignation.The former two-term Iowa governor, 73, had been in the post since May 2017, representing Washin…


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