Top US diplomat in China quits over Trump climate policy, sources say
The Guardian ------ The most senior career diplomat at the US embassy in China has stepped down, amid reports that he opposes the Trump administration’s decision to quit theParis agreement to fight climate change. David Rank, a 27-year veteran state department officer, was appointed to serve as chargé d’affaires in Beijing in January last year.A state department spokeswoman confirmed Rank’s departure but said she was unable to confirm reports that he resigned as he felt unable to deliver a formal notification to China of the US decision last week to quit the agreement. “He has retired from the foreign service,” said Anna Richey-Allen, a spokeswoman for the department’s East Asia bureau. “Mr Rank has made a personal decision. We appreciate his years of dedicated service to the state department.” To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.