|Gary Locke making one of his final speeches in Beijing as US Ambassador|
Many Chinese citizens were taken with him, from carrying his own bags to using coupons to buy Starbucks coffee.
First was in February 2012 when Wang Lijun, Bo Xilai's former right hand man fled to the US Embassy in Chengdu and may have requested for political asylum but was denied and forced to surrender to security officials.
Then in April that year blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng made a daring escape from house arrest and fled to the US Embassy in the Chinese capital. Locke may have bungled this incident as he left Chen behind in the hospital and wasn't able to get in contact with him again nor promise security.
Nevertheless, in the end Chen and his family were able to fly to the United States, thus defusing a possible conflict with China as then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was visiting China.
Being racist is somewhat amusing as Locke is ethnically one of them, but the Chinese don't see it that way. If you're American with a Chinese face, you're considered American...