Nicholas Burns was confirmed as ambassador to China by the US  Senate in December 2021. Photo: AFP
Nicholas Burns was confirmed as ambassador to China by the US Senate in December 2021. Photo: AFP

China’s new US ambassador arrives to fill post left vacant since October 2020

  • Nicholas Burns, who has talked tough on China, arrives at a time of tense bilateral relations
  • Burns has described Beijing as the aggressor in its ties with Taiwan, and said its stance on Hong Kong showed it cannot be trusted

Nicholas Burns was confirmed as ambassador to China by the US  Senate in December 2021. Photo: AFP
Nicholas Burns was confirmed as ambassador to China by the US Senate in December 2021. Photo: AFP
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