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Yun Sun is quoted in South China Morning Post on Max Baucus’ nomination to be US envoy to China

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Max Baucus, Obama’s pick for China envoy, no stranger to Beijing

President Barack Obama has turned to a 72-year-old senator with
strong China experience to be his next ambassador to Beijing at a time
of heightened tension between the two countries, analysts said
yesterday.

Long-serving senator Max Baucus – named by Democratic Party officials
as Obama’s nominee for the sensitive post – has rich experience dealing
with Chinese trade and has visited the country eight times, most
recently in 2010 when he met then vice-president Xi Jinping , now the
nation’s president.

“Baucus has substantial experience and a strong record on trade
issues, including with China,” said Yun Sun, a US-based research fellow
who knows Baucus. “He has been to China many times, so Beijing is
definitely no stranger for him.”

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