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Gary Locke's Profile

Brief about Gary Locke: By info that we know Gary Locke was born at 1950-01-21. And also Gary Locke is American Politician.

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One of the last books I read was 'Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime' by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. It gives a really good behind-the-scenes look at the campaigns. I didn't ask the president how accurate it was. I wouldn't ask him that.

Tags: Change, Game, Good

The constant influx of new cultures, new ideas and new ways of looking at old problems is a big part of the reason why America has been the most dynamic economy in the world for well over a century.

Tags: America, Old, Why

The explosive growth in places like Shanghai has helped lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and into a thriving new middle class. What China has done is nothing short of an economic transformation, and the citizens of this country have every right to be proud.

Tags: Country, Done, Short

The growth model China has relied on for the last 30 years - one predicated on low-cost exports to the rest of the world and investment in resource intensive heavy manufacturing - is unlikely to serve it well in the next 30 years.

Tags: Growth, Last, Next

The human rights record within China seems to rise and fall over time, but it's very clear that in the run up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics and since then, there's been a greater intolerance of dissent and the human rights record of China has been going in the wrong direction.

Tags: Human, Time, Wrong

The U.S. tries to provide immigrants who grow up here with a world-class education and imbue them with the can-do attitude that has long defined American innovation.

Tags: Attitude, Education, Here

We need the private sector to succeed, because if the private sector succeeds, America succeeds. Because it's not the government that produces jobs, it's the private sector.

Tags: America, Government, Succeed

We want to promote people-to-people exchanges so that China and the United States can really join together, not just to solve the problems of China or the United States, but some of the big problems facing the entire world. From climate change to famine to even terrorism.

Tags: Big, Change, Together

Diversity of thought and culture and religion and ideas has been the strength of America.

Tags: Religion, Strength, Thought

I consider myself a D.I.Y. home improvement guy. In a prior life, I completely gutted a house - redid the plumbing, wiring, moved sewage pipes, knocked down walls, everything.

Tags: Guy, Home, Life

Ethnic diversity adds richness to a society.

Tags: Diversity, Ethnic, Society

I think that people always just assumed that I was a liberal because I came from Southeast Seattle.

Tags: Assumed, Liberal, Seattle

I've been through WTO riots in Seattle, massive earthquakes, major floods... forest fires. I just try to be as even-keeled and calm as possible.

Tags: Calm, Possible, Try

If we expose the Chinese to our freedoms, it may create a greater hunger for democracy, reform and liberties in China.

Tags: Create, Democracy, May

In rural parts of China, it's like stepping back into the era of my grandfather or great-grandfather - not much has changed.

Tags: Changed, China, Era

We welcome Chinese investment in the United States with open arms.

Tags: Investment, Open, United

We've come a long way since Nixon's first visit to China, or Carter's reestablishment of diplomatic relations.

Tags: China, Relations, Since

All the states are required, either by constitution or by statute, to have balanced budgets - they're not able to print money. So they have to focus on establishing priorities.

Tags: Able, Focus, Money

Americans are very easygoing people. If the added attention and great visibility that I have been able to generate can help open doors and expose more Chinese to American values and the American way of life, that is great.

Tags: Great, Help, Life

As President Obama clearly said just a few months ago, China must play by the international rules, the international trading system from which they've benefited so much.

Tags: Few, President, Said