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8/20/2021, 10:24 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Biden to tap Burns, Emanuel for China, Japan envoys

United States President Joe Biden will nominate Nicholas Burns (pictured) to be the next US ambassador in China, while Rahm Emanuel will be nominated for the same position in Japan, the White House announced on Friday.

Emanuel is a former member of Congress, and he has served as former President Barack Obama's chief of staff.

Burns started his career as a diplomat in 1983 and has been made Washington's Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He also served as Bill Clinton's Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia Affairs.

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