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Gary Locke, outgoing U.S. ambassador to China, speaks during a farewell press conference held at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Locke was the first Chinese-American ambassador to Beijing and presided over huge growth in economic ties and rise in Chinese visitors to the U.S. as well as a pair of major incidents that had threatened ties between the nations. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)

Gary Locke, outgoing U.S. ambassador to China, speaks during a farewell press conference held at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Locke was the first Chinese-American ambassador to Beijing and presided over huge growth in economic ties and rise in Chinese visitors to the U.S. as well as a pair of major incidents that had threatened ties between the nations. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)

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