Obama picks Locke as new U.S. ambassador to China

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 3:11 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he had chosen Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to be the next U.S. ambassador to China, replacing Jon Huntsman, a Republican who is stepping down and mulling a run for the presidency.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason, Editing by Sandra Maler)