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US-China tensions

Strategic ambiguity on Taiwan works: U.S. envoy pick for China

Nicholas Burns says America is 'better off' sticking with current policies

Nicholas Burns, the Biden administration's nominee for ambassador to China, speaks at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington on Oct. 20.   © AP

NEW YORK -- U.S. President Joe Biden's nominee for ambassador to China, Nicholas Burns, spoke harshly of Beijing at his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday but endorsed Washington's long-standing "One China" policy and so-called strategic ambiguity regarding Taiwan as effective.

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