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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.
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).