China’s Domestic Evolution: From Mao Zedong to Deng Xiaoping to the 21st Century

China’s Domestic Evolution: From Mao Zedong to Deng Xiaoping to the 21st Century

March 7, 2012: Part of “The Week that Changed the World,” a conference marking the 40th anniversary of President Nixon’s …read more

The Week that Changed the World

The Week that Changed the World

How President Nixon achieved peace with the People’s Republic of China.

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

Nixon Aide Discusses Pioneering Trip

Nixon Aide Discusses Pioneering Trip

Stephen Hess, who assisted Vice President Nixon on his first book Six Crises, and later served as the 37th President’s …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

More On The 40th Anniversary of Nixon’s China Trip

More On The 40th Anniversary of Nixon’s China Trip

Besides the informative Daily Beast article by Winston Lord and Leslie Gelb discussed in Jonathan Movroydis’s post below, a large number of other …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