White House Portraits: Bringing First Families Together

White House Portraits: Bringing First Families Together

In keeping with a longstanding presidential tradition, President and First Lady Obama welcomed their predecessors President and First Lady Bush …read more

February 28, 1972 – The Shanghai Communiqué

February 28, 1972 – The Shanghai Communiqué

Following a week of diplomatic discussions and debates with Chinese officials, President Nixon, together with the leadership of the People’s …read more

February 27, 1972 – Communicating in Shanghai

February 27, 1972 – Communicating in Shanghai

President Nixon’s last full day in the People’s Republic of China was by far the busiest. The day began with …read more

February 26, 1972 – Hangzhou

February 26, 1972 – Hangzhou

The morning of February 26 was spent making final preparations for travel from Peking to the next stop on the …read more

February 25, 1972 – The Forbidden City

February 25, 1972 – The Forbidden City

President Nixon’s last full day in Peking began with a tour of the Forbidden City, which is now one of …read more

February 24, 1972 – The Great Wall

February 24, 1972 – The Great Wall

On his fourth day in China, President Nixon left the meeting room and ventured out to see some of China’s …read more

February 23, 1972 – People to People Diplomacy

February 23, 1972 – People to People Diplomacy

The President’s third day in Peking consisted primarily of meetings with Chinese officials.  Three members of the American delegation accompanied …read more

February 22, 1972 – Panda Diplomacy

February 22, 1972 – Panda Diplomacy

President Nixon spent the entirety of his second day in China absorbed in meetings and talks with Chinese and American …read more

February 21, 1972 – RN Arrives in Peking

February 21, 1972 – RN Arrives in Peking

Upon the arrival of the Spirit of ’76 at Capital Airport later that morning, President Nixon and the American delegation …read more

RN and the Seeds of Counter-Terrorism

RN and the Seeds of Counter-Terrorism

On September 25, 1972 President Nixon issued a memo to his Secretary of State William Rogers establishing a Cabinet Committee …read more