New U.S. ambassador to China Max Baucus outlines priorities for U.S.-China relations

New U.S. ambassador to China Max Baucus outlines priorities for U.S.-China relations

March 18 (UPI) -- Newly installed U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus made his opening remarks to the local press in Beijing on Tuesday.
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US Ambassador to China resigns

US Ambassador to China resigns

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Ambassador to China, Gary Locke, delivered farewell remarks on Wednesday to mark the end of his three-year tenure as ambassador.
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China's official media notes Ambassador Baucus' challenges

BEIJING, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Max Baucus is welcome as the new U.S. ambassador in Beijing but should shed his "colored glasses" on China's economy, official Chinese media said Friday.
Senate confirms Baucus as next U.S. ambassador to China

Senate confirms Baucus as next U.S. ambassador to China

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted unanimously Thursday to confirm Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont, as U.S. ambassador to China.

Ambassador-designate Max Baucus says relations with China important

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador-designate to China Max Baucus says if confirmed he will urge Beijing to follow international law and norms on maritime issues.

Chinese rights activist sentenced to prison

BEIJING, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A Chinese political activist was sentenced to four years in prison for inciting a public disturbance, a Beijing court said Sunday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.
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Obama chooses Max Baucus as next ambassador to China -- report

Obama chooses Max Baucus as next ambassador to China -- report

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama intends to nominate Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., as the next U.S. ambassador to China, people familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

China's air defense zone step heats up island dispute

BEIJING, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- China's decision to set up an East China Sea air defense zone has further heated up its island dispute with Japan, raising deep concerns in the United States.
Gary Locke to step down as ambassador to China

Gary Locke to step down as ambassador to China

Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke, will step down from his post early next year because of personal reasons.
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U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke stepping down

U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke stepping down

BEIJING, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, the first Chinese-American in the post, said Wednesday he'd step down early next year to rejoin his family in Seattle.

Financier begins China scholarship program

BEIJING, April 21 (UPI) -- Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman announced Sunday that he has endowed $100 million to build an elite scholarship program in China.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
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Lawyer: China won't keep promises to Chen

BEIJING, May 2 (UPI) -- A lawyer for the blind dissident who took refuge in the U.S. Embassy, said Wednesday he doubts the government will allow him to live in China unmolested.

Record no. of visa applications processed

BEIJING, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- More than 1 million applications for U.S. visas from Chinese were processed during fiscal 2011, up 34 percent from last year, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing said.
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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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