President Nominates Ambassador to China

White House says U.S.-Chinese relations expert Nicholas Burns is well equipped.

On Friday, President Biden announced his nomination of Nicholas Burns as the new U.S. ambassador to China. Burns has been a part of the Foreign Service since President Clinton’s administration and was the undersecretary of state for political affairs under the Bush Administration. The White House expressed satisfaction with his extensive experience.

“As Under Secretary, he worked with the Chinese government on issues as diverse as Afghanistan, United Nations sanctions against Iran, North Korea, and U.S. policy in the Indo-Pacific,” the White House said in a statement. “He has taught, written, and spoken on current U.S.-China relations.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the Senate as they do their due diligence in reviewing this nomination.
  • For Nicholas Burns as he prepares for confirmation hearings.
  • For President Biden as he considers more nominees for administration openings.

Sources: The Hill, CNN


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