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

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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