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In China With Christopher Nixon Cox

Yesterday saw the conclusion of the ten-day visit of President Nixon's grandson Christopher Nixon Cox, heading a party of forty visitors, to the People's Republic of China. The group, traveling under the auspices of the Richard Nixon Foundation, included former...

Cold War Game Change

President Nixon's China game brought Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev to the negotiating table in May 1972.  Since the rise of the Iron Curtain after World War II, the US-Soviet relationship was based on a balance of power. That is, both sides tried to ensure the other...

A Consequential Toast

President Nixon and Premier Chou En-lai toast at the Great Hall of the People. In his toast at the Welcome Banquet on February 21st, 1972 in the Great Hall of the People, President Nixon laid out the potential that trip held for the future of the US-Chinese...

An Important Handshake

Premier Chou receives President Nixon's extended hand upon his arrival in Peking Walking down the steps from the “Spirit of ‘76” after landing on the small tarmac of the Peking Airport, President Nixon made it a point to extend his hand toward Premier Chou En-lai....

The South Lawn Departure

The President and First Lady waiving goodbye from the South Lawn News crews filmed the small crowd, including Republican and Democratic Congressmen, the Vice President and Mrs. Agnew, and the President’s two daughters, Tricia and Julie, which had all gathered around a...

When Presidents Gather (And Are Alone)

On Thursday, the George W. Bush Presidential Center was dedicated on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The Center includes the forty-third President's Library and Museum as well as the George W. Bush Policy Institute and the offices of the George...