U.S. President Barack Obama announced his nomination of senator Max Baucus as the new U.S. ambassador to China to replace Gary Locke, who will step down early next year. Photo: Xinhua
U.S. President Barack Obama announced his nomination of senator Max Baucus as the new U.S. ambassador to China to replace Gary Locke, who will step down early next year. Photo: Xinhua

Max Baucus nominated as US ambassador to China

Choice reflects Obama's priorities with Beijing, but observers say top players are still lacking

U.S. President Barack Obama announced his nomination of senator Max Baucus as the new U.S. ambassador to China to replace Gary Locke, who will step down early next year. Photo: Xinhua
U.S. President Barack Obama announced his nomination of senator Max Baucus as the new U.S. ambassador to China to replace Gary Locke, who will step down early next year. Photo: Xinhua
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