Pingzhenghe: [Gary Locke vs Max Baucus] Using his Chinese ethic identity, Gary Locke sees developing public diplomacy and promoting American values as top priorities in China. Although his approach received some responses from Chinese citizens, it did not add much positive energy to the U.S.-China relationship, and created many obstacles for his work. Max Baucus, on the other hand, puts the development of economic relations with China as his top ambassadorial priority. This appointment reflects the fact that the Obama administration has become more pragmatic on the U.S.-China relationship.

Published on Feb 7th, 2014 by Sina Weibo