News Quiz: Relationship between Iowa and China

Gov. Terry Branstad said in a summer IowaWatch interview that Iowa needs to maintain trade relationships with China and get good business deals with partners in that country. Iowa has built significant economic and diplomatic relationships with China since the 1980s. Find out in this news quiz how much you know about Iowa-Chinese relations.

China Vice President Xi Jinping’s Muscatine Reunion

MUSCATINE – Police warned Kristy Reiser about traffic in front of her house on 2nd Street in Muscatine: “They told me that it would be closed from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. That’s it.” That was Tuesday, and Reiser probably didn’t mind. After all, it’s not everyday that the vice president of the People’s Republic of China comes to your neighbohood. The next day, Reiser seemed clearly amused, because the view from her porch looked like a bad day outside the United Nations, only with heckling from Tea Party members added to the mix. China’s vice president and the likely next president Xi Jinping (pronounced: she-jin-ping) was in town after spending Valentine’s Day in Washington, D.C.. in lengthy discussions with President Barack Obama about economic and military relationships with China.