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US Senate panel approves Senator Max Baucus as ambassador to China

Published on Feb 5, 2014 1:59 AM

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The United States Senate foreign Relations Committee approved on Tuesday the nomination of US Senator Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat, to be the next US ambassador to China.

The unanimous voice vote cleared the way for a vote on Mr Baucus' confirmation in the US Senate, where he is also expected to win approval.