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Trump Nominee for China Envoy Pledges to Tackle Steel Trade

FILE - Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, President Donald Trump's pick for ambassador to China, attends an event in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, April 26, 2017.

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.

"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.