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Richard Nixon announces he will visit China, July 15, 1971

July 15, 1971

The President explained that National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger had been meeting with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai and that it had been agreed that the President would now go to China.

University Faculty, “Memoradum for President-Elect Nixon on U.S. Relations with China,” November 6, 1968

November 6, 1968

This document came to light when John Rousselot (R-Los Angeles, California) had it placed into the Congressional Record on August 6, 1971, with a month of President Nixon announcing that he would go to China. Rousselot served in the House of Representatives 1961-63 (CA-25) and 1970-83 (CA-25 and then CA-26).

CIA, Mao's Cultural Revolution - Origins and Development, Oct. 6, 1967

October 6, 1967

In the midst of China's Cultural Revolution, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency prepared a report on the forces leading to the launch of the Cultural Revolution and its first year. It was written by Philip L. Bridgham. This report was declassified in 2007 (40 years after its preparation). Bridgham published a versions of this in The China Quarterly.

Cairo Conference Communiqué, November 26, 1943

November 26, 1943
November 26, 1943
 
Press Communiqué
 

Soong Mei-ling, “Addresses to the House of Respresentatives and to the Senate,” February 18, 1943.

February 18, 1943

宋美龄1943年2月18日在美国众议院的演说

Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives of the United States:

Chinese Exclusion Act May 6, 1882

December 13, 1901

This act provided an absolute 10-year moratorium on Chinese labor immigration. For the first time, Federal law proscribed entry of an ethnic working group on the premise that it endangered the good order of certain localities.

Anson Burlingame, Speech in New York, June 23, 1868

December 13, 1901

Burlingame headed the Chinese government's delegation to the United States.

John Hay, "Letter of Instruction," March 20, 1900

December 13, 1901

The U.S. Secretary of State John Hay sent this letter to U.S. ambassadors.

John Hay, "Update: U.S. Ambassadors," July 3, 1900

December 13, 1901

U.S. Secretary of State John Hay directed U.S. representatives abroad to convey American policy on China to their host governments.

Treaty of Tianjin (Tien-tsin), 1858

December 13, 1901

Treaty between the United States of America and the Empire of China.

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