AmCham China would like to invite the American business community to join us for a luncheon to celebrate the leadership of the Honorable U.S. Ambassador to China Max S. Baucus in representing the American business community in China as we farewell Ambassador Baucus upon the completion of his mission. We would also like to recognize the strong partnership he built with the American business community and with the people of China who together make the world's most important bilateral relations in trade and commerce.
Prior to his appointment as Ambassador in February, 2014, Mr. Baucus served for 35 years in the U.S. Senate from 1978 to 2013. During his tenure in the Senate, Ambassador Baucus was instrumental in supporting permanent trade relations with China, China's entry into the World Trade Organization and the approval of over eleven free trade agreement with various trade partners of the United States.
Since coming to China, Ambassador Baucus has been accessible, responsive and truly committed to supporting the AmCham community in China. He has travelled with the American business communities to literally all over China to help create and strengthen business partnerships, deliver results that promoted U.S. technologies, culture and exports, and build and deepen friendships with the people of China offering his wisdom and devotion to the most important bilateral relations in the world today.
The luncheon will be attended by members of the AmCham community in Beijing and friends of the American businesses to celebrate his diplomatic success upon his departure to return to the United States. Ambassador Baucus will also be sharing his thoughts and reflection on his time in China and advice to the community.
Ambassador at Embassy of the United States in the People's Republic of China
On January 7, 2014, President Barack Obama nominated Max Sieben Baucus to be Ambassador of the United States of America to China. The Senate confirmed him on February 6, 2014 and Vice President Joe Biden swore him in on February 21, 2014.
Ambassador Baucus formerly served as the senior United States Senator from Montana. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1978 to 2013, was Montana’s longest serving U.S. Senator, and had the third longest tenure among those serving in the U.S. Senate. Ambassador Baucus was Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Finance, Vice Chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and member of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. He was also a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and chaired its Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Before his election to the U.S. Senate, Ambassador Baucus was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1978. He previously served in the Montana House of Representatives from 1973 to 1974.
Ambassador Baucus has extensive experience in international trade. As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, Ambassador Baucus led the passage and enactment of Free Trade Agreements with 11 countries: Australia, Bahrain, Jordan, Chile, Colombia, Morocco, Oman, Panama, Peru, Singapore, and South Korea. He also worked to increase U.S. exports by knocking down trade barriers and led business leaders on trade missions abroad to Germany, Spain, Belgium, Russia, Japan, New Zealand, Brazil, Colombia, and China. During his tenure on the Senate Committee on Finance, Ambassador Baucus was deeply involved in orchestrating congressional approval of permanent normal trade relations with China in 2000 and in facilitating China’s entrance into the World Trade Organization in 2001.
Ambassador Baucus earned a bachelor’s degree and law degree from Stanford University. He is married and has one son and two stepchildren.
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