Branstad to Retire As U.S. Ambassador to China

U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad announced that he would retire from his post in early October and return to Iowa.

Grassley, Whitehouse Offer Plan to Keep IP Thieves Out of the Country

Chuck Grassley: The Chinese Communist Party is now targeting researchers in an apparent effort to either hijack or disrupt the vaccine development process.

Ernst: The U.S. Has Become Far Too Dependent on Communist China.

On the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, detailed how she is working to decrease the country’s dependency on China and secure our supply chain.

Ernst: Secure Our Supply Chains; Bring Manufacturing Back Home and Create More Jobs

Joni Ernst: The United States has become too dependent on Communist China for items like personal protective equipment, prescription drugs, and other essential medical supplies.

Ernst Supports Banning TikTok, Chinese Social Media Apps

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said that she would support a Trump administration ban on TikTok and other Chinese social media apps.

Joni Ernst Releases Her First Ad in Iowa’s U.S. Senate Race

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst’s first ad highlights her military background and her fight to reduce our dependence on communist China.

Ernst, Grassley Join Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter on Chinese Government Atrocities in Xinjiang

The letter urges the Trump Administration to issue a formal determination of the atrocity crimes, and presses them to impose sanctions against Chinese officials who are responsible.

Listen: USCIRF Commissioner Confirms China’s Forced Sterilization of Uyghurs

Nury Turkel, USCIRF commissioner and chairman of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, says he’s not surprised by the AP report outlining forced abortions and sterilizations.

Ernst Calls for End to Taxpayer Funding of Chinese Wet Markets, Wuhan Lab

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst: “Whether it’s the lab in Wuhan or these repulsive wet markets, Iowans shouldn’t be footing the bill for either.”

Hendrickson: Dependent on China?

John Hendrickson: The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated that globalization has hollowed out our manufacturing base and made dangerously dependent upon other nations for necessities.

The Corona Virus—1918 All Over Again?

Dr. Jane Orient: The worst, possibly existential, threat is the stealthy, invisible one that multiplies exponentially. Biological threats proliferate—until they run out of susceptible victims.

Iowan Reaction to Phase One China Trade Deal

President Donald Trump signed the first phase of a new trade deal with China, cautious optimism marked most of the reaction from Iowa’s elected officials.

Trump Congratulates China on 70 Years of Communism

Shane Vander Hart: President Donald Trump, the leader of the free world, congratulated China on 70 years as a Communist country.

Trump’s Trade Deal With Japan Will Do Wonders For Iowa Farmers

Tana Goertz: The new trade deal with Japan will protect our farmers by giving them an alternative market for agricultural exports that Beijing promised to purchase.

FBI Director Wray: China Is Nation’s Most Severe Counterintelligence Threat

FBI Director Christopher Wray: “(T)here is no country that poses a more severe counterintelligence threat to this country right now than China.”

Ernst: We Need To Stand Up to China

“I am not happy with tariffs, but you know what? The Chinese cannot continue to do this to us,” U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said during a press call.