Baucus set to become next ambassador to China

Sen. Max Baucus appears to be on a glide path to become the next ambassador to China. 

The Montana Democrat laid out a broad agenda during his confirmation hearing on Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. His plan is focused on promoting economic cooperation, security and human rights issues between the United States and China.

"It is imperative that America be deeply involved in the Asia-Pacific," Baucus said.