AmCham-China Welcomes Naming of Gary Locke as US Ambassador to China

BEIJING, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The American Chamber of Commerce in the People’s Republic of China (AmCham-China) welcomes the nomination of US Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke to be the next US ambassador to China. Locke understands the critical role that commercial ties play in the bilateral relationship between the US and China, and AmCham-China is proud to have worked closely with him on behalf of American companies in China.


Gary Locke gave speech to AmCham-China members


Gary Locke and John Watkins in the office of Department of Commerce

Locke has made numerous trips to China to help American companies and promote investments in a range of industries, including clean energy. In the process he has developed strong working relationships with top Chinese officials and developed a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing business and the economy in China.

“Gary Locke is an excellent choice for the next US ambassador,” said AmCham-China Chairman Ted Dean, “He has earned respect in China for promoting cooperation between US and Chinese companies on clean energy technology – a strategy with clear benefits for both countries. Secretary Locke has also made it a priority to push the US government to update its policies on export controls, a move welcomed by AmCham-China member companies. Secretary Locke is highly respected within the US business community in China, and we are very pleased to hear of his nomination.”

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Source: American Chamber of Commerce in China