Nicholas Burns, shown during Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings in October on his nomination as US ambassador to China. On Thursday, the Senate approved his nomination. Photo: AP
Nicholas Burns, shown during Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings in October on his nomination as US ambassador to China. On Thursday, the Senate approved his nomination. Photo: AP

Nicholas Burns finally wins Senate approval to become US ambassador to China

  • Wrangling over his nomination had left US President Joe Biden without an official envoy to Beijing 11 months into his administration
  • Senator Marco Rubio of Florida lifted his hold on the nomination after winning passage of his Uygur Forced Labour Prevention Act

Topic |   US-China relations
Nicholas Burns, shown during Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings in October on his nomination as US ambassador to China. On Thursday, the Senate approved his nomination. Photo: AP
Nicholas Burns, shown during Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings in October on his nomination as US ambassador to China. On Thursday, the Senate approved his nomination. Photo: AP
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