Washington, D.C.—The International Republican Institute (IRI) issued the following statement congratulating Ambassador Terry Branstad on his appointment as the U.S. Ambassador to China: 

“The people of the United States are fortunate to be represented in China by someone with Ambassador Branstad’s unique experience as the longest serving governor in U.S. history. In his confirmation testimony, Ambassador Branstad promised to represent the best of American values to the Chinese people, including the democratic principles that have guided his own political career. We have every confidence that he will continue to further those values in his new role, and we wish him every success.” 

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