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The leaders spoke at the President's guesthouse in Beijing.
The leaders spoke in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
President Nixon spoke with Chinese leaders at Chairman Mao's residence in Beijing.
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.
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.
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
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).
The Week That Changed The World: President Nixon's Historic Trip to China and the Future of U.S.-China Relations
The U.S. Institute of Peace and the Richard Nixon Foundation present a day long symposium that examines the origins of the trip, the current status of Sino-American relations and the outlook for the future of this critical bilateral relationship.