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Biden to nominate Nicholas Burns as ambassador to China, Rahm Emanuel to Japan

2021-08-21 07:13:50       source:CNBC

August 20, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Friday his intent to nominate career diplomat and former U.S. ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns as his ambassador to China.

The president also announced that former two-term mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel will be nominated as his ambassador to Japan.

Both announcements were widely anticipated, and once they are formally nominated, both Burns and Emanuel are expected to be confirmed by the Senate.

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