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U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People on Sept. 30 in Beijing, China. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images hide caption

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How The U.S. Ambassador To China May Have Xi Jinping's Ear

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Governor Terry Branstad signs a bill in Cumming, Iowa on May 9th. He's awaiting Senate confirmation to be the next ambassador to China. Clay Masters/Iowa Public Radio hide caption

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Nation's Longest-Serving Governor Set To Become Top Diplomat In Beijing

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