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Senator Baucus to be named US envoy to China: Senate source

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President Barack Obama will tap outgoing Senator Max Baucus to be the next US ambassador to China, a Senate aide said Wednesday. 

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus speaks during a hearing on health insurance exchanges on November 6, 2013 in the Dirksen Senate Office on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Baucus helped craft Obama's landmark health-care law, and his lengthy experience on the committee makes him well versed in trade issues, an all-important portfolio for dealing with the United States' second-largest trading partner.

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