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Terry Branstad

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Terry Branstad

John Whitmer Show

John talks with former U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad about China's handling of COVID-19, President Biden's policies regarding the Chinese and more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


3 May 2021

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Ambassador Life In China Gave Terry Branstad A Front Row Seat To History

Market to Market - The MtoM Podcast

Terry Branstad holds the record for longest-serving governor in the United States. During his time in Iowa, he was able to see the emergence of biofuels, global trade and the rise of agriculture. A meeting with a Chinese delegation allowed for two men to meet and eventually cross paths again as Xi Jing Ping as President of China and Branstad as U.S. Ambassador to that country.

23 Feb 2021

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Van Harden Tribute with Terry Branstad, Gary Dolphin, Simon Estes & Bonnie Lucas

USA Takedown Podcast

Van Harden Tribute with Amb. Terry Branstad, Gary Dolphin, Simon Estes, Bonnie Lucas, Lee Habeeb, Wendol Jarvis and Joseph Giunta.

1hr 59mins

19 Feb 2021

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Amanpour: Terry Branstad, Robin Wright, Dr. James Gordon and Stacey Plasket


Former Ambassador to China Terry Branstad joins Christiane Amanpour to talk China and Trump. He describes meeting Xi Jinping in the 1980s when he was the Iowa governor Xi was a young Communist official. Actor and director Robin Wright and trauma specialist Dr. James Gordon discuss working together on the new film "Land"; a story of human resilience and hope at its core. Then Michel Martin speaks to Delegate for the U.S. Virgin Islands Stacey Plaskett about her experience as one of the nine impeachment managers in former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


18 Feb 2021

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Diplomacy: Former U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad

U.S.-China: Searching for Common Ground

The topic: Former Iowa Governor and U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad has a history of about 40 years with China, most notably his recent service in Beijing where he led negotiations on everything from the trade war to nuclear tensions with North Korea. Branstad’s unique perspective on U.S.-China relations is based on decades of promoting economic, cultural, and civic ties while representing the agricultural state of Iowa. This Iowa farm boy ended up with a career capstone that included high-level negotiations between two superpowers on controversial issues (including national security, human rights, and the pandemic) and close personal ties with the leadership in both the U.S. and China. Our guest: Branstad, 74, is not only a farm boy but also an attorney and the longest-serving governor in American history. In 2017, President Donald Trump appointed him U.S. ambassador to China. Branstad offered unique personal credentials beyond Iowa’s robust agricultural trade with China: The governor in 1985 welcomed a young Xi Jinping to Iowa when the future Chinese president was a provincial official leading a routine trade delegation. That inauspicious connection years later would qualify Branstad as an “old friend” to the powerful leader of an emerging superpower. Branstad served a little more than three years in Beijing, returning in the autumn of 2020 ahead of the American presidential election. Episode transcript: https://link.medium.com/UqRTk1CEZdb The series: David Skidmore and Kyle Munson produced this podcast series in conjunction with Skidmore's Spring 2021 U.S.-China international relations course at Drake University. Your hosts: David Skidmore is a Professor of Political Science at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where he has taught since 1989. Skidmore’s teaching and research focuses on U.S. foreign policy and U.S.-China relations. During the 1996-97 academic year, he taught at the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China. He also served as a Fulbright Scholar based at the University of Hong Kong in 2010-2011. He is past Director of the Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship (2002-2017) and the Nelson Institute for Diplomacy and International Affairs (2012-2017), both at Drake University. Skidmore is author, co-author or editor of six books including a monograph titled The Unilateralist Temptation in American Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2011), and has published numerous articles or chapters in various academic journals and books. His most recent research focuses on China’s Belt and Road Initiative. His editorial writing has appeared in Fortune, U.S. News and World Report, Salon, The Conversation, the Diplomat, Global Times and the Des Moines Register. Kyle Munson is a journalist, writer, podcaster, and content strategist who currently works in content marketing and financial services. He previously spent 24 years with The Des Moines Register/Gannett in a variety of roles, including eight years as columnist. In 2017 he was awarded a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to report on U.S.-China relations early in the Trump administration as Amb. Terry Branstad began his tenure in Beijing. That resulted in the project “Iowa in the Heart of China.” Munson also reported on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s 2012 visit to Iowa. He has volunteered and served as a board member with Iowa Sister States, a nonprofit dedicated to citizen diplomacy. He currently chairs the board of the Western Iowa Journalism Foundation.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/uschina/message


15 Feb 2021

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China Über Alles: Episode 5 – Ambassador Terry Branstad’s Resignation

China Über Alles

The show starts with background on the resignation of Ambassador to China, Terry Branstad’s resignation. Bill Graff asks the audience, “What would you do if you were the US ambassador to China?” Amy brings up the derogatory term, “Rotten Banana”, used to refer to a Chinese person who is really European on the inside.Nan Su and Amy Hao provide a history of Taiwan. After a caller describes US/China relations as a state of war, Nan brings up the topic of Unrestricted Warfare. Billy is more scared the more he learns. The CCP mouthpiece Peoples Daily, refused to publish the US Ambassadors short article, while publishing a long rebuttal to Pompeo’s speech on shifting US/China relations at the Nixon Library.

1hr 48mins

17 Sep 2020

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Leading in Times of Challenge - Ambassador Terry Branstad

Leading in Times Of Challenge

US Amabassador to China, Terry Branstad, talks about challenges he's faced, how he and his teams overcame those challenges, and the lessons he learned that can be applied to today's coronavirus pandemic


7 Apr 2020