Zhao offers a quick history of China's foreign policy since 1949 and then offers a provocative assessment of it today.
Documents - US-China
Richard Nixon, Remarks upon Returning from China, Feb. 28, 1972
Remarks made by President Richard Nixon after his trip to the People's Republic of China.
Nixon in China Itinerary, Feb. 17 -28, 1972
Outline of President Richard Nixon's historic trip to China. Excerpted from "Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents," February 28, 1972.
Richard Nixon and Zhang Chunqiao, Toasts at Shanghai Banquet, February 27, 1972
Toast at the end of the President's historic trip. Followed the signing of the Shanghai Communiqué
Joint Communiqué of the United States of America and the People's Republic of China, February 27, 1972 (Shanghai Communiqué)
President Richard Nixon of the United States of America visited the People's Republic of China at the invitation of Premier Zhou Enlai of the People's Republic of China from February 21 to February 28, 1972. The Shanghai Communiqué was the first US-China joint statement outlining the basis of the relationship between the great powers.
Richard Nixon and Zhou Enlai, "Toasts at a Banquet Honoring the Premier," February 25, 1972
Banquet in the Great Hall of the People. The toasts were made shortly after 9 pm and were broadcast live via satellite to the United States.
Richard Nixon and Zhou Enlai, "Memorandum of Conversation," February 23, 1972 2-6 pm
The leaders spoke at the President's guesthouse in Beijing.
Richard Nixon and Zhou Enlai, "Memorandum of Conversation," February 22, 1972 2-6 pm
The leaders spoke in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
Mao Zedong meets Richard Nixon, February 21, 1972
Declassified transcript of the Beijing meeting between China's leader and America's. It took place in Chairman Mao's living quarters.
Richard Nixon and Mao Zedong "Memorandum of Conversation," February 21, 1972, 2:50-3:55pm
President Nixon spoke with Chinese leaders at Chairman Mao's residence in Beijing.
Richard Nixon, Press Conference on the Trip to China, February 10, 1972
Held at the White House. This was Richard Nixon's 22nd press conference. In addition to discussing the trip to China, there were questions raised concerning the war in Vietnam, the frequency of the president's news conferences, recognition of Bangladesh, and other matters.
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai: Openness, inclusion and fairness essential at home and as principles in dealing with China
Resilience, inclusion and communication central in her remarks
The Dragon Roars Back – Mao, Deng and Xi Jinping and China’s evolving relations with the world - Zhao Suisheng 赵穗生, University of Denver
Join us for a book talk with Suisheng Zhao on how Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Xi Jinping each conceived and executed radically different approaches to China's relations with others.