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Topic - Gary Locke
Democrat Rick Wade has dropped his bid for the South Carolina U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Tim Scott.
A statement from Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Thursday mourned the death of Jim Diers, a former director of Seattle's Department of Neighborhoods.
The outgoing U.S. ambassador to China urged Beijing on Thursday to respect the rights of peaceful political activists and said Washington was deeply concerned about the fate of a minority scholar charged with separatism.
The U.S. government on Thursday called on Chinese authorities to release the founder of a grassroots movement, with the ambassador saying he was deeply concerned his trial was retribution for the scholar's campaign to expose official corruption.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing Jan. 28 on President Barack Obama's pick of retiring Sen. Max Baucus to serve as ambassador to China.
President Obama is going to nominate Montana Sen. Max Baucus to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to China to fill the shoes of former Washington Gov. Gary Locke, sources said.
Leading up to Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Beijing this week, senior U.S. diplomats have engaged in a series of direct conversations with their Chinese counterparts to protest the Chinese military's attempt to carve out a new air defense zone in the East China Sea.
News media and politics in the age of Obama have grown uncomfortably close. So many journalists have found employment in the Obama administration that the phenomenon has become a story itself, with a dozen news organizations tracking the cross-pollination between the two and speculating on the implications.
The American Embassy in China on Tuesday released photographs of U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke on a visit to Tibet, the tightly restricted Himalayan region repressed by Chinese communist authorities.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry this week lashed out at U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke,accusing him of meddling in China's domestic affairs after he questioned its policies toward Tibet, where Buddhist monks have been burning themselves to death to protest Chinese rule.
The U.S. ambassador to China made a surprise visit to Tibet, where Buddhist monks have been burning themselves to death to protest Chinese rule.
No longer regarded as a terrorist group by the U.S. and Europe, the Iranian resistance now is urging the West to recognize the movement as a legitimate advocate for democratic change in a country ruled for more than 30 years by a brutal, theocratic regime suspected of trying to build nuclear weapons.
The White House said Tuesday there was no timetable for Commerce Secretary John Bryson's return from medical leave after he suffered a seizure connected to two traffic accidents in California over the weekend.
Recent spats between the United States and China are focused on one particular venue: U.S. diplomatic compounds across China, a testimony to the fact that America's soft power is becoming increasingly more menacing to the autocratic communist regime.
The U.S. ambassador to Israel revealed this week that the United States is prepared to attack Iran to stop the Islamist regime from developing a nuclear weapon.
Locke said the wait for a visa interview by applicants in China had fallen from up to 100 days to as little as one, while visa applications grew by 75 percent.
He also urged China to accord foreign journalists working in the country the same equitable treatment Chinese journalists receive in the West, a reference to Beijing's denial of visas to reporters from the New York Times and other news outlets.