First Chinese American named Beijing envoy (AFP) – 284th Edition

10 03 2011

File photo of Gary Locke, the first Chinese-American to be named as ambassador to Beijing. Locke, 61, grew up in Seattle, went to Yale University, before becoming a prosecutor, then the governor of Washington state and, in 2009, commerce secretary.(AFP/File/Jim Watson)AFP – US President Barack Obama named Gary Locke to be the first Chinese American ambassador to Beijing, hoping the exemplar of the American dream can manage the two powers’ often rocky ties.

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