---US ambassador to China Terry Branstad is leaving his post before the November election in part because President Donald Trump urged the former governor of Iowa to come back and help him campaign, multiple sources told CNN Monday.
Because Branstad always intended to serve only one term, his departure was expected, according to multiple administration officials and people familiar with his thinking. But as of a few weeks ago, Branstad was planning to remain in Beijing until after the election, according to two sources familiar. That changed when Trump asked Branstad to come back to the US and campaign for him after more than three years in Beijing.
"That is why he is ending it early -- because the President asked," said a source familiar with the request.
The news comes amid increasing tensions between the US and China on several fronts. The Chinese government announced on Friday it would be imposing unspecified restrictions on senior US diplomats and personnel inside China after Washington put in place a similar measure targeting Beijing's diplomatic corps on September 3......【节选】
多个消息人士周一告诉美国有线电视新闻网，美国驻华大使特里·布兰斯塔德（Terry Branstad）将于11月大选前离任，部分原因是唐纳德·特朗普（Donald Trump）敦促爱荷华州前州长回来帮助他竞选。