Nicholas Burns, US President Joe Biden’s nominee for ambassador to China, used rhetoric that is certain to anger Beijing in his hearing before senators. Photo: AP
Nicholas Burns, US President Joe Biden’s nominee for ambassador to China, used rhetoric that is certain to anger Beijing in his hearing before senators. Photo: AP
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America’s next envoy to China must learn to walk a fine line

  • Nicholas Burns is likely to be confirmed as ambassador to Beijing and he will have to mind his words to avoid angering his hosts

Nicholas Burns, US President Joe Biden’s nominee for ambassador to China, used rhetoric that is certain to anger Beijing in his hearing before senators. Photo: AP
Nicholas Burns, US President Joe Biden’s nominee for ambassador to China, used rhetoric that is certain to anger Beijing in his hearing before senators. Photo: AP
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