China’s top diplomat in the U.S. says she won’t leave amid impeachment
China’s highest diplomat in Washington said Thursday she will stay on as part of the Trump administration despite an impeachment investigation.
Yongwen Wu, who served as ambassador to the U and deputy national security adviser under former President Barack Obama, was named as a special envoy to the United Nations and the European Union.
“I will remain here as special envoy for the U, U.N., and EU,” Wu told reporters.
“The people of the United States, China, and the world will be very proud of the work we do for them.
I will be doing the same.”
The White House said Wednesday that Wu would be staying at the U., but did not give a timeline for her departure.
Wu has been a strong advocate of the “One China” policy, which Beijing has long sought to preserve, and has repeatedly said she will not be a part of any effort to unravel it.