Obama to make staff announcement amid China talk

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 21, 2011 3:09 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will make a personnel announcement on Wednesday at 10:50 a.m. EST (1550 GMT), the White House said.

Administration officials had said earlier this week that they expected Obama would announce shortly that he will nominate Commerce Secretary Gary Locke as the next U.S. ambassador to Beijing.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle, editing by Alister Bull)