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Ex-Locke aide: China role good fit for U.S., China, state

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on March 7, 2011 at 8:10 pm |
March 8, 2011 9:54 am

News reports from the East Coast say former Washington Gov. Gary Locke is headed back to China, the homeland of his ancestors and a place he visited several times on trade missions for the state. Now serving as the U.S. Commerce secretary, Locke is reported to be President Obama’s choice as new ambassador to China.

Locke was the first Chinese American governor in the country, and China is Washington’s biggest export market and second-largest trading partner after Canada.

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