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BEIJING, July 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. energy and commerce secretaries both warned of China's increasing emissions and called for greater cooperation between the two countries to thwart global warming in speeches here Wednesday.

U.S. closer to creation of a Smart Grid

WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu say they've moved closer to creation of a nationwide "smart" electric power grid.

Russia, China asked to lift ban on pork

MOSCOW, May 2 (UPI) -- Swine flu cannot be spread through food, U.S. trade officials said Saturday in urging China and Russia to lift a ban on raw pork from the United States.

U.S. Congress gets Census recovery plan

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Census Bureau Friday submitted a recovery plan aimed at creating jobs and ensuring a successful 2010 census, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said.

Locke wins Senate confirmation

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- Gary Locke, President Barack Obama's third choice for commerce secretary, Tuesday won U.S. Senate confirmation to the post.
Locke gets support from both parties

Locke gets support from both parties

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Senators from both parties expressed support Wednesday for former Washington state Gov. Gary Locke, nominated for U.S. commerce secretary.
Washington governor tapped for Commerce

Washington governor tapped for Commerce

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama, hoping the third time's a charm, presented former Washington Gov. Gary Locke as his choice for U.S. Commerce secretary Wednesday.
Report: Former Gov. Locke for commerce

Report: Former Gov. Locke for commerce

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama is set to name former Washington Gov. Gary Locke as U.S. commerce secretary, White House sources said.

Washington's Gov. Locke won't run again

OLYMPIA, Wash., July 21 (UPI) -- Washington's Gov. Gary Locke announced Monday he would not be seeking a third term in office next year.

Wash. gov.: Stress '3 Rs' for graduation

OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 17 (UPI) --

Locke: U.S. headed 'in wrong direction'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Washington Gov. Gary Locke said Tuesday night that "in too many ways, our country is headed in the wrong direction." Locke, a Democrat, responded to President Bush's State of the Union address, calling Bush's economic plan "upside-down economics."

Wash's Locke seeks $2 billion budget cut

OLYMPIA, Wash., Dec. 17 (UPI) --
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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.

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