Obama’s Next China Ambassador: ‘I’m No Real Expert on China’

Senator Max Baucus is on track to be the next U.S. ambassador to China, but he doesn’t really know the country, he admits.

In a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday, the Montana Democrat revealed as much. “I’m no real expert on China, but it’s my strong belief that Chinese people are just as proud as we Americans are proud,” Baucus said when answering a question about China’s recently declared off-shore Air Defense Identification Zone.

The longtime senator, who was nominated to be ambassador to Beijing by President Obama in September, is set to leave his seat once he is confirmed by the Senate in the coming weeks.

Via Twitchy.

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