BEIJING, Aug. 15 - New US Ambassador Gary Locke has met with media in Beijingtwo days after he and his family arrived for his mission to China.
In the last three days, a picture of a backpacker on the internet attracted much attention from the Chinese people. Sunday afternoon, the backpacker appeared in front of the media as the New US ambassador.
Like his predecessors, the Ambassador emphasized that the China US relationship is profoundly important and complex. Gary Locke said, "I look forward to work with the Chinese government to fulfill the promise." The new ambassador might want to make the occasion easier by dressing casually and introducing his family to all. But his mission to Chinawon't be as easy.
In the past few decades, the increase of trade and business cooperation between the two giant economies has been accompanied by disputes. The mutual understanding in military areas is yet to be enhanced. Recently, the issue of US treasury securities has been a big concern to the government and people of China.
Gary Locke said, "The securities are safe and secure." The ambassador also recalled several recent important meetings between the two sides and informed the media of his next important activity--preparations for the visit of Vice president Joe Biden. One thing for sure is that his mission will be much heavier than the bag he carried on the way to China.