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Burns will be appointed as the US ambassador to China, who has advocated working with allies to deal with China-BBC News

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August 21, 2021 at 8:27 a.m.

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Burns served as Deputy Secretary of State from 2005 to 2008.

The White House said on Friday (August 21) that President Biden intends to nominate senior US diplomat Nicholas Burns as the US ambassador to China, a position that began at the end of Trump’s term in October last year. vacancy.

Under the tense relations between China and the United States, this appointment has attracted much attention. It is different from the past tendency to appoint politicians as ambassadors. Diplomacy is the top agenda.

Burns said that he looks forward to returning to public service and said that work will start after the appointment is confirmed to deal with “the strategic competition between the United States and China, as well as other difficulties and complex challenges faced by the relationship between the two countries at an important intersection.” .

The White House announced on the same day that Biden plans to nominate former White House chief of staff and former Chicago Mayor Ram Emanuel as the US ambassador to Japan.

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