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Senate Approves Max Baucus As China Ambassador

The Senate easily confirmed longtime Sen. Max Baucus on Thursday to become ambassador to China, handing the job to a lawmaker well-versed in U.S. trade policy but with little expertise about military and other issues that have raised tensions with Beijing.


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US Ambassador To China Will Step Down Early 2014

The American ambassador to China said Wednesday he will step down from his post early next year to rejoin his family in Seattle.