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Obama Nominates Huntsman as U.S. Ambassador to China

10:20 AM MDT | May 18, 2009 | Kara Sissell

President Obama has nominated Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., former vice chairman of Huntsman Corp. son of Huntsman founder Jon Huntsman Sr., as U.S. ambassador to China. Huntsman, 49, speaks Mandarin and was U.S. ambassador to Singapore nearly two decades ago. He most recently has been serving his second term as Governor of Utah. Obama’s choice of a moderate Republican to manage U.S. relations with China has been generally well received in the U.S. and in China, according to press reports. Huntsman, if confirmed by the Senate, would have a wide array of issues to...

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