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Clark T. Randt, Jr.

Clark T. Randt, Jr.

Ambassador, People's Republic of China
Term of Appointment: 07/17/2001 to present

Clark T. Randt, Jr., was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to China on July 17, 2001. He was nominated by President Bush on April 30, 2001 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 11, 2001.

Mr. Randt is a lawyer fluent in Chinese Mandarin, has lived and worked in Asia for more than 20 years, and has been traveling to China on business for more than 25 years. He was resident in Beijing from 1982 through 1984 where he served as First Secretary and Commercial Attach?at the U.S. Embassy and has lived in Hong Kong for more than 15 years, most recently as a partner with the international law firm of Shearman and Sterling, where he headed the firm's substantial China practice. He is a member of the New York and Hong Kong bars and is a recognized expert on Chinese law.

In 1974, Mr. Randt worked as the China representative of the National Council for the United States China Trade and from 1968 to 1972, he served in the United States Air Force Security Service.

After preparing at the Hotchkiss School, Mr. Randt graduated from Yale University in 1968 and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan in 1975. He also attended the Harvard Law School where he was awarded the East Asia Legal Studies Traveling Fellowship to China.

Mr. Randt is a former Governor and First Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Society of International Law, and the Hong Kong Law Society, among others.

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Released on January 28, 2001