U.S. Diplomat Steps Down and China Steps Up, After U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Deal

Kaela Cote-Stemmermann (SCR’ 18) David H. Rank, the chargé d’affaires at the American Embassy in Beijing, announced his resignation on June 5, 2015. He cited his opposition to the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement as reasoning for his resignation. The Paris agreement, otherwise known as the Paris Climate Accord, is an…