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  • Outgoing U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke gestures as he 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)

    US ambassador urges China to respect human rights

    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.

  • Chinese policemen try to prevent journalists from interviewing Zhang Qingfang, inside the white SUV, a lawyer of legal scholar and founder of the New Citizens movement Xu Zhiyong near the No. 1 Intermediate People's Court, where Xu stood trial, in Beijing Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    U.S. calls on China to free scholar fighting graft

    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.

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    Embassy Row: Unlocking Tibet

    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.

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    Embassy Row: Envoy angers China

    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.

  • Embassy Row: Trip to Tibet

    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.

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  • Embassy Row: The Chen saga

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    The American ambassador to China insisted Thursday that he never forced a blind dissident to leave the U.S. Embassy, as the human rights activist now in a hospital surrounded by Chinese police appealed for U.S. help to get out of the country.

  • Embassy Row: Locke demands Ni Yulan release

    The U.S. ambassador to China this week demanded that the Chinese government free a crippled human rights activist and her husband from prison and lift the house arrest of their daughter.

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    Ambassador: China 'getting worse' about human rights

    China's deteriorating human rights record is a growing concern for the United States, even as overall ties between the countries become more entwined, U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke said Wednesday.

  • Embassy Row

    A writer for a Chinese Communist Party newspaper claims he got death threats after criticizing U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke, the Chinese-American diplomat who is wildly popular among Chinese bloggers.

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  • Photo of bag-carrying ambassador charms China

    A photo of the new U.S. ambassador to China carrying his own backpack and ordering his own coffee at an airport has charmed Chinese citizens not used to such frugality from their officials.

  • Embassy Row

    The new American ambassador to China tried to calm Beijing's anxiety over its massive U.S. debt holdings, insisting on Sunday the investment is safe despite the U.S. economic crisis.

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  • Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, who recently has traveled to China to promote U.S.-China trade, said some American firms found "promising opportunities" for sales of goods related to clean energy, energy efficiency and electric energy storage in China, because of the need to reduce China's pollution levels.

    Beijing implementing curbs on foreign firms →

  • Mr. Locke reported that the 2010 census came in under budget by $1.87 billion.

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