The Shanghai Communiqué

The Shanghai Communiqué

On February 27, 1972, the United States and China put together the joint U.S-China communiqué, the conclusion of Nixon and …read more

Making History by Agreeing to Disagree

Making History by Agreeing to Disagree

My recent summary of last week’s news failed to recognize an important anniversary . It was thirty-six years ago last …read more

Buckley, Nixon, and Mao – 1972

Buckley, Nixon, and Mao – 1972

In February of 1972 three airplanes, two were charter flights, the third was Air Force One, made their way from …read more

Margaret MacMillan Talks Nixon and Mao

Margaret MacMillan Talks Nixon and Mao

2008: British historian Margaret MacMillan discusses, “Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World.”

Chinese Ping Pong Champ Recounts RN Meeting

Chinese Ping Pong Champ Recounts RN Meeting

Zedong Zhuang, three-time World Table Tennis men’s singles champion, came to the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum to pay his …read more

President Nixon Announces China Trip

President Nixon Announces China Trip

July 15, 1971: President Nixon announces his intention to accept an invitation to visit the People’s Republic of China.