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China media hurls racist slur at departing US envoy

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A Chinese state media outlet used a racist slur to criticise departing US ambassador Gary Locke in an insulting commentary which even blamed him for Beijing's notorious pollution. 

Outgoing US ambassador to China Gary Locke speaks during a farewell press conference held at the US embassy in Beijing on February 27, 2014

The 64-year-old became the first ethnic Chinese in the post when he was appointed in 2011, going on to gain quasi-celebrity status for his modest style and for drawing attention to China's unhealthy skies.

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