Taiwan air defense solid, general says

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The head of the air force said Taiwan's defense capabilities will not suffer despite the refusal of Washington to sell the island nation F-16C/D fighters.

China slams U.S. $5.9B Taiwan F-16 upgrade

BEIJING, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- China sternly denounced a $5.9 billion U.S. plan to upgrade Taiwan's F-16 jet fighters, warning the U.S. ambassador military and overall relations would suffer.
New U.S. envoy assures China

New U.S. envoy assures China

BEIJING, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- China, the largest holder of U.S. debt, can rest assured its investments are safe, the new U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke said in Beijing.
Obama's schedule for Monday, Aug. 1

Obama's schedule for Monday, Aug. 1

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama has three meetings listed on his daily schedule for Monday, the White House said.
China hoping Locke moves relations forward

China hoping Locke moves relations forward

BEIJING, March 11 (UPI) -- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu says the country hopes then new U.S. ambassador to China will help improve relations.

Reports: Locke to become envoy to China

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is expected to be named ambassador to China, succeeding Jon Huntsman, White House officials told The Wall Street Journal.

U.S.-Indonesia clean energy shows promise

JAKARTA, May 27 (UPI) -- By working together on providing cleaner, more efficient technologies, the United States and Indonesia can help lead the world away from the brink of environmental disaster, said U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke.

Locke leads green energy trade mission

HONG KONG, May 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke kicked off a clean energy business development trade mission to China and Indonesia saying greener energy solutions have the potential to create millions of jobs.

No foreclosures for Tenn. flood victims

NASHVILLE, May 10 (UPI) -- Tennessee flood victims facing foreclosure on their homes got a 90-day reprieve Monday from U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan.
Obama to comment on jobs report

Obama to comment on jobs report

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will comment on the monthly jobs report Friday, the White House said.

U.S.-Indonesia energy trade deals?

JAKARTA, March 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to Indonesia could be a boost for energy trade.

Locke outlines export plans

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said renewed efforts to increase U.S. exports would include a high ranking panel that reports directly to the president.

Jackson, Sharpton urge census outreach

MEMPHIS, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Areas of the United States with large minority and immigrant populations will be underserved by the U.S. Census, advocates predicted.
Obama: H1N1 preparedness is going well

Obama: H1N1 preparedness is going well

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama repeated his goal of preparedness, not panic, if an expected second wave of H1N1 flu moves through the United States this fall.

Feds halt fishing expansion in Arctic

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. government won't allow commercial fishing to expand in federal Arctic waters until more is known about climate change, authorities said.
Page 2 of 3
Gary Locke
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke speaks during a swearing in ceremony for Robert Groves to be 23rd director of the U.S. Census Bureau at the Bureau's headquarters in Suitland, Maryland, on July 22, 2009. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Gary Faye Locke (T.Chinese: 駱家輝; pinyin: Luò Jiā huī; born January 21, 1950) is an American politician and the current United States Ambassador to China.

Locke was the 21st Governor of Washington, serving from 1997 to 2005. He was the first governor of a state in the Continental United States of Asian descent, and remains the only Chinese American in history to serve as a governor.

Locke was born on January 21, 1950 in Seattle, Washington. A third-generation American with paternal ancestry from Taishan, Guangdong, in China, Locke is the second of five children of James Locke, who served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. military's Fifth Armored Division during World War II, and Julie Locke, who is from Hong Kong. His parents gave him the Chinese name of 駱家輝 (pronounced Lok Gaa-Fai in Cantonese). He did not learn to speak English until he was five years old. He graduated with honors from Seattle’s Franklin High School in 1968. Locke achieved Eagle Scout and received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Gary Locke."
Most Popular
Madeleine McCann report finds authorities hindered investigation
Brittany Murphy's dad slams 'hideous' Lifetime biopic about his late daughter
Obama approval rating hits record low in blue California
At least 6 dead in Paris apartment explosion
Jay Z and Beyoncé snuggle up at Made in America festival