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Trump nominee for ambassador to China pledges to tackle steel trade
May 2, 2017 / 3:31 PM / in 7 months

Trump nominee for ambassador to China pledges to tackle steel trade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the U.S. ambassador to China said on Tuesday he would do everything possible to address what he called China’s “unfair and illegal” sales of underpriced steel in the world market.

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad testifies before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be U.S. ambassador to China at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., U.S., May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

“I want to do everything I can to make sure that we stop the unfair and illegal activities that we’ve seen from China in the steel industry,” the nominee, Iowa’s Republican Gov. Terry Branstad, said at his U.S. Senate confirmation hearing.

Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; editing by Grant McCool

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