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BEIJING (AP) — The outgoing U.S. ambassador to Beijing has urged China to respect the rights of peaceful political activists and says Washington is deeply concerned about the fate of a minority scholar charged with separatism. Gary Locke made the call at his final news conference as ambassador Thursday following a 2 ½ year tenure that included two serious diplomatic crises as well as a major expansion of trade and travel links.