The nomination of Nicholas Burns to be the US ambassador to China has won the overwhelming approval of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Photo: Reuters
The nomination of Nicholas Burns to be the US ambassador to China has won the overwhelming approval of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Photo: Reuters

Nominee for US ambassador to China wins committee approval, heads to full Senate vote

  • The nomination of Nicholas Burns, a career diplomat and foreign policy adviser to Democratic and Republican administrations, draws just one vote in opposition
  • The US has gone without an envoy in Beijing for more than nine months

Topic |   US-China relations
The nomination of Nicholas Burns to be the US ambassador to China has won the overwhelming approval of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Photo: Reuters
The nomination of Nicholas Burns to be the US ambassador to China has won the overwhelming approval of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Photo: Reuters
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