Senator John Kerry, on track to be America's next secretary of state, told US lawmakers on Thursday that he would work to boost ties with China, but warned of a "long slog" ahead.
US Senator John Kerry, US President Barack Obama's nominee for Secretary of State, testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2013. Kerry told US lawmakers on Thursday that he would work to boost ties with China, but warned of a "long slog" ahead.
Kerry told his Senate confirmation hearing that he wanted to "grow the rebalance" towards Beijing "because it is critical to us to strengthen our relationship in China."
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