WorldViews: The five craziest moments from Gary Locke’s tenure as U.S. ambassador to China

By Max Fisher, November 20, 2013

It's been quite a ride for U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, who announced today he will be leaving the post he assumed in August 2011. Here are five of the moments that made Locke's two-years-and-change in Beijing so topsy-turvy. They're a reminder of both Locke's unusual public stature in China -- he became something of a celebrity for living like a normal person in a country where public officials carry themselves like royalty -- and the tumultuous few years of U.S.-China relations that his tenure spanned.

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