The Chinese media may not like him, but Gary Locke, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to China, was praised by ordinary Chinese.
February 28, 2014 Gary Locke was popular with ordinary Chinese because he was photographed carrying his own backpack and buying his own coffee. Such acts are seen as rare among Chinese officials.
Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng (in wheelchair) held the hand of Gary Locke (at right) the U.S. ambassador to China in Beijing as he arrived at a hospital in Beijing on Wednesday.
May 3, 2012 Chen Guangcheng now says he fears for his family's safety and that he wishes he hadn't left the U.S. embassy on Wednesday. American officials are trying to help, but it's not clear what they can do.
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May 31, 2011 John Bryson would succeed Secretary Gary Locke, who has been tapped to be the next ambassador to China.
US President Barack Obama (L) nominates Gary Locke as the next US Ambassador to China.
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March 9, 2011 Obama nominates Gary Locke to be Ambassador to China
March 7, 2011 President Obama's choice of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke will give the nation its first ambassador to China with known Chinese roots. Locke, a former Democratic governor of Washington state, has specialized in relations with China over the years.
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