Senate confirms Gary Locke as U.S. envoy to China

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Posted: Jul 27, 2011 10:58 AM
Senate confirms Gary Locke as U.S. envoy to China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate on Wednesday confirmed former Commerce Secretary Gary Locke as ambassador to China, sending to Beijing an envoy who has said he would press for greater access to Chinese markets.

The Senate confirmed him unanimously, without debate.

(Editing by Jackie Frank )