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, "The Journey to Peking," from the Third Annual Report to the Congress on U.S. Foreign Policy, February 9, 1972
Part of a larger report on U.S. foreign policy. The report was delivered to Congress only days before Nixon left for China.
Henry Kissinger and Huang Zhen, "Meeting in Paris," August 16, 1971
National Security Adviser Kissinger met with Huang Zhen, China's Ambassador to France. Winston Lord prepared this memorandum which was approved by Kissinger on August 28.
Richard Nixon announces he will visit China, 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.
Richard Nixon, Release of Second Annual Foreign Policy Report, February 25, 1971
This is text from President Richard Nixon's radio address on February 25, 1971. He spoke on the release of his second annual foreign policy report to Congress.
University Faculty, “Memoradum for President-Elect Nixon on U.S. Relations with China,” 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
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.
Mao Zedong, Statement Supporting the American Negroes In Their Just Struggle Against Racial Discrimination by U.S. Imperialism, August 8, 1963.
Mao Zedong made this statement in 1963. Peking Review published it in 1966. This statement was three weeks ahead of the March on Washington, which included Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech. Mao refers to Robert Williams. Williams made it to China and, on National Day 1966, he spoke to a Tiananmen audience with Mao at his side.
Cairo Conference Communiqué, November 26, 1943
Soong Mei-ling, “Addresses to the House of Respresentatives and to the Senate,” February 18, 1943.
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives of the United States:
Chinese Exclusion Act May 6, 1882
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.
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.