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

Henry Kissinger Speaks On China And The Mideast

Henry Kissinger Speaks On China And The Mideast

This month, Dr. Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State during the Nixon and Ford Administrations and co-winner of the 1973 Nobel …read more

The Week That Changed the World, Part I

The Week That Changed the World, Part I

October 13, 2010: Together with the Nixon Center and the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California, the Nixon …read more

The Week that Changed the World, Part II

The Week that Changed the World, Part II

October 13, 2010: Together with the Nixon Center and the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California, the Nixon …read more

Only Nixon Could Go To China

Only Nixon Could Go To China

When considering why Richard Nixon was the President who decided to extend the hand of friendship to the People’s Republic …read more