From Pacific Citizen:
“I can think of nobody who is more qualified than Gary Locke,” said Obama on March 9. “More than 100 years ago, Gary’s grandfather left China on a steamship bound for America, where he worked as a domestic servant in Washington state. A century later, his grandson will return to China as America’s top diplomat.”I also like this quote from the WSJ because even though it's something we already know, maybe other people will keep on hearing and understanding that while you can love and respect your Mother Land and ancestry, that doesn't mean you're secretly going to be pro-Mother Land while you try and take down you're own country from the inside -- especially if you're Asian American.
Locke is the first Chinese American to serve the post.
In a recent speech, Mr. Locke indicated that he would not let the prospects for sales outweigh other U.S. concerns, warning that China has backtracked on its promises to make the country more friendly to foreign businesses.