Joe Biden sends diplomat Nicholas Burns as ambassador to China

Soon the United States will have an ambassador to China again. US President Biden has nominated veteran diplomat Nicholas Burns for the post. But there is one hurdle that must be overcome before he takes office.

US President Joe Biden wants to send famous foreign policy expert Nicholas Burns to China as an ambassador. The White House announced on Friday. The former diplomat is currently teaching at Harvard University in the United States. Earlier in the US State Department, Burns was, among other things, the US ambassador to NATO. The US Senate has yet to approve the nomination. The Biden government gives China a prominent place in its foreign policy: the US president considers the world’s second largest economy to be the strongest competitor and the number one geopolitical challenge.

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