Thomson ReutersDecember 18, 2013 21:46
By Richard Cowan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat who has taken a tough stance against some of China's trade practices, will be nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next ambassador to Beijing, Senate aides said.
The choice underscores the importance Washington attaches to building economic links with China, including resolving many of the trade issues that have strained ties, Chinese experts on Sino-U.S. relations said.