Planning the Surprise – Media and the Trip to China

Planning the Surprise – Media and the Trip to China

Often termed “The Week that Changed the World,” President Nixon’s 1972 trip to China was founded upon intense planning. Geopolitics …read more

The Opening of China

The Opening of China

President Nixon’s opening to China, including his historic 1972 visit, was the public result of sensitive diplomatic initiatives. Former members …read more

Nicholas Griffin’s New Book “Ping-Pong Diplomacy”

Nicholas Griffin’s New Book “Ping-Pong Diplomacy”

Nicholas Griffin is a half-British, half-American writer, who, in the best transatlantic tradition, lived the first half of his life …read more

Christopher Nixon Cox Speaks About China

Christopher Nixon Cox Speaks About China

Last Thursday night, Manhattan attorney Christopher Nixon Cox spoke at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. His talk, “The …read more

President Nixon’s China Visit, through a Contemporary Lens

President Nixon’s China Visit, through a Contemporary Lens

On Friday, February 25, 1972, during the historic visit to China, President and Mrs. Nixon hosted a Reciprocal Banquet for …read more

Understanding President Nixon’s Appreciation for Philosophy

Understanding President Nixon’s Appreciation for Philosophy

Reflecting upon his February 1972 China trip, President Nixon declared that his one of his most vivid impressions was the …read more

Mao and Nixon: A Colossal Moment in History

Mao and Nixon: A Colossal Moment in History

From left to right: Premier Zhou En-Lai, translator Tang Wensheng, Chairman Mao, President Nixon, and Henry Kissinger. (Not shown: National …read more

Striving for a Peaceful Power in the Pacific

Striving for a Peaceful Power in the Pacific

Departing from Hawaii en route to China on February 20th, 1972, President Nixon quoted President Theodore Roosevelt: “Our history will …read more

Mitigating Tensions in the Pacific

Mitigating Tensions in the Pacific

If President Nixon’s July 15th, 1971 announcement of his trip to China was a surprise to the USA, it was …read more

Strengthening the Bridge that Nixon Built

Strengthening the Bridge that Nixon Built

During the car ride from the Beijing Airport on February 21, 1972, Premier Zhou Enlai turned to President Nixon and …read more