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Governor Terry Branstad of Iowa Has A Unique Relationship with Chinese Leader Xi Jinping

Branstad has an extremely close relationship with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, going back to 1985, when Branstad served his first term as governor and Xi Jinping visited as part of a sister-state exchange program. The two renewed their relationship in September 2011, when Branstad visited China, and again in February 2012, when Xi returned to Iowa.
Type of Exchange: 
Participants (Types): 
Chairman of PRC; Governor of Iowa, USA
Number of Participants: 
Exchange Date: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Level of Government: 
int'l organization
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