foreign relations http://www.kplu.org en Gary Locke expected to be the next US ambassador to China http://www.kplu.org/post/gary-locke-expected-be-next-us-ambassador-china <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-956347.mp3</p><p>President Barack Obama is expected to nominate&nbsp;US Commerce Secretary and former Washington Governor Gary Locke to be ambassador to China. Both as governor and Commerce Secretary, Locke has promoted close trade relations with the country from which his father and grandfather emigrated.</p><p>If Locke is confirmed as ambassador to China, he&rsquo;ll become the first Chinese-American to hold the post. He was also the first Chinese American to become a governor and the first to be Secretary of Commerce.</p><p> Tue, 08 Mar 2011 12:58:46 +0000 Paula Wissel & KPLU News Staff 944 at http://www.kplu.org Gary Locke expected to be the next US ambassador to China