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Congressional Research Service, China-US Trade, November 19, 1981

November 19, 1981

This CRS report was originally written in 1975 and was updated in 1981. It was produced by George D. Holliday and John P. Hardt.

Deng Xiaoping, "Our principled position on the development of Sino-U.S. relations," Jan. 4, 1981

January 4, 1981

Excerpts of remarks Deng made to Senator Theodore Stevens (R-Alaska) and Anna Chennault, vice chair of the Presidential Export Commission. Included in Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping, V. 2.

White House, U.S.-China Sign Grain Agreement, Oct. 22, 1980

October 22, 1980
Today, we signed, in Beijing, a grain agreement with the People's Republic of China which accomplishes two important things.

U.S.-China Agreement on Scientific and Technological Exchange, Jan. 31, 1979

January 31, 1979

This agreement has been routinely extended between the two countries since the establishment of formal diplomatic relations. It was originally signed, as seen in the photo here, by Pres. Jimmy Carter and Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping.

Jimmy Carter and Deng Xiaoping, Exchange of Comments and Toasts at the White House, Jan. 29, 1979

January 29, 1979

Deng Xiaoping made the first state visit by a Chinese leader to the U.S. January 28-February 5, 1979.

Michel Oksenberg, A translation problem in the Joint Communique, January 3, 1979

January 3, 1979

Oksenberg, a China specialist and a member of the National Security Council staff, sent this memo to Zbigniew Brzezinski, the National Security Advisor to U.S. President Jimmy Carter. It focused on the use of a different Chinese term for “acknowledge” in the new communique.

Jimmy Carter, “Establishing Diplomatic Relations with China,” Dec. 15, 1978

December 15, 1978

President Jimmy Carter reads a joint Communiqué on the establishment of U.S.-Sino relations.

Joint Communiqué of the United States of America and the People's Republic of China, December 15, 1978

December 15, 1978

The United States of America and the People's Republic of China have agreed to recognize each other and to establish diplomatic relations as of January 1, 1979.

Zbigniew Brzezinski memo to Pres. Jimmy Carter, October 13, 1978

October 13, 1978

National Security Advisor Brzezinski asked Carter for decisions on questions relating to the effort to normalize U.S.-China relations and presented him with a draft of a statement they hoped to present to Chinese officials. The document was originally classified as top secret, but is now included in the State Department's History of the Foreign Relations of the United States. Carter accepted Brzezinski's recommendations.