China thwarts US effort to promote American culture on campuses

BEIJING • The US Ambassador to China, Mr Terry Branstad, wanted to make what in most nations would have been a routine trip.

One of his favourite schools, Iowa State University, had opened a centre to promote American culture in an inland Chinese province, and the laid-back former governor of Iowa was eager to take questions from Chinese students.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 01, 2019, with the headline 'China thwarts US effort to promote American culture on campuses'. Print Edition | Subscribe