AP source: Obama to tap Locke for China ambassador (AP) – 261th Edition

8 03 2011

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2010 photo, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announces results for the 2010 U.S. Census at the National Press Club, in Washington. A senior administration official says President Barack Obama plans to nominate Locke to be the next U.S. ambassador to China. A formal announcement is expected Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Locke is the first Chinese-American to become commerce secretary. His father and grandfather were born in China. He would succeed Jon Huntsman, whose resignation is effective next month. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)AP – President Barack Obama will nominate Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, the son and grandson of Chinese immigrants, to be the next U.S. ambassador to China, a senior administration official said Monday. A formal announcement could come as early as Tuesday.

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