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The Art of China Watching

January 1, 1975

Document was declassified and made public in the mid 1990s.

Henry Kissinger and Mao Zedong "Memorandum of Conversation," November 12, 1973, 5:40-8:25pm

November 12, 1973

Henry Kissinger, U.S. Secretary of State, spoke with Chinese leaders at Chairman Mao's residence in Beijing.

Henry Kissinger and Mao Zedong "Memorandum of Conversation," February 17-18, 1973, 11:30pm-1:20am

February 18, 1973

Henry Kissinger, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, spoke with Chinese leaders at Chairman Mao's residence in Beijing.

Hale Boggs and Gerald Ford, "Impressions of the New China: Joint Report to the U.S. House of Representatives," August 3, 1972

August 3, 1972

Boggs (Democrat) was the Majority Leader of the US House of Representatives and Ford (Republican) was the Minority Leader of the House. They visited China from June 23 to July 7, 1972. A House resolution on August 3, 1972 authorized the printing of their report as a House document.

Hale Boggs and Gerald Ford, "Private Report to President Nixon," July 20, 1972

July 20, 1972

Boggs (Dem.) and Ford (Rep.) lead a delegation to China June 23 to July 7, 1972.

Winston Lord, Mike Mansfield, and Hugh Scott, "Report on Mansfield - Scott Trip to China," May 12, 1972

May 12, 1972

Mansfield (D-Montana), the Senate Majority Leader, and Hugh Scott (R-Pennsylvania), the Seante Minority Leader, visited China between April 19-22, 1972. They subsequently prepared a report on the trip for President Richard Nixon.

Nixon in China Itinerary, Feb. 17 -28, 1972

February 28, 1972

Outline of President Richard Nixon's historic trip to China. Excerpted from "Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents," February 28, 1972.

Richard Nixon, Remarks upon Returning from China, Feb. 28, 1972

February 28, 1972

Remarks made by President Richard Nixon after his trip to the People's Republic of China.

Richard Nixon and Zhang Chunqiao, Toasts at Shanghai Banquet, February 27, 1972

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)

February 27, 1972

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.

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