US Department of State 21 It was confirmed that Baucus was officially sworn in as the US ambassador to China that afternoon, and Vice President Biden hosted the inauguration ceremony. The picture shows the data map of Baucus attending the hearing on November 6, 2013.
China News Service, February 22nd Comprehensive news, the US State Department confirmed on the 21st that Baucus officially sworn in as the US ambassador to China that afternoon, Vice President Biden hosted the inauguration ceremony. Although 72-year-old Baucus does not speak Chinese, he has dealt with China many times. After the nomination was passed, Baucus also said that he intends to participate in the Beijing Marathon.
The 72-year-old Baucus grew up in the Montana Ranch and served as a Senator since 1978. At the hearing on the 28th, Baucus’s self-reported relationship with China’s “love” dates back 50 years. At that time, as a student at Stanford University, he took a year off and traveled by car, China, Japan, India, etc. “It’s only in the imaginary country”.
In 1993, Baucus visited China for the first time. He visited China eight times in 2010 and has received many visiting Chinese delegations in Montana and Washington. In the 1990s, he supported China’s accession to the WTO. In 2001, it also supported the United States to grant China permanent normal trade relations status, that is, MFN status.
Baucus is currently Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. The Western media called him a moderate figure of the Democratic Party, and Baucus called himself a “pragmatic faction.”
Earlier this month, Baucus said at the US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee hearing that Sino-US relations are one of the most important bilateral relations in the world today and will affect the development of global affairs in the next 40 years. The United States must handle this relationship well. He promised that if his appointment is approved, he will work with the US Congress during his term of office to achieve the goal of strengthening Sino-US relations.
It is reported that Baucus will become the oldest ambassador to China since he took office in 1979, and will be the first ambassador to China who will not speak Chinese in 13 years.
Baucus is the second ambassador to the Congress. The only one of the 10 ambassadors to China since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States was Shang Mujie, who made China from February 1996 to July 1999.
Bocas loves sports and is good at running. After the nomination was passed, he said he planned to participate in the Beijing Marathon. “In fact, I have already looked at the Beijing Marathon. But, to be honest, I might only participate in the half marathon. ”
Responsible Editor: Zhao Yanlong