U.S. politics

Taiwan Relations Act, 1979

April 10, 1979

To help maintain peace, security, and stability in the Western Pacific and to promote the foreign policy of the United States by authorizing the continuation of commercial, cultural, and other relations between the people of the United States and the people on Taiwan, and for other purposes.

Address by President Gerald R. Ford at the University of Hawaii, December 7, 1975

December 7, 1975

President Ford's speech at the University of Hawaii after returning from his trip to China. Excerpted from the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum.

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, "The Journey to Peking," from the Third Annual Report to the Congress on U.S. Foreign Policy, February 9, 1972

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.

Tonkin Gulf Resolution, August 7, 1964

January 7, 1964

The Tonkin Gulf Resolution is of historical significance because it gave U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson authorization, without a formal declaration of war by Congress, for the use of conventional military force in Southeast Asia. Specifically, the resolution authorized the President to do whatever necessary in order to assist "any member or protocol state of the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty." This included involving armed forces.

United States - Chinese Joint Statement December 1, 1954

December 1, 1954

A 1954 security pact between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the United States

Message From the United States President to the Emperor of Japan, 1941

December 6, 1941

One day before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor with 420 airplanes, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent the following message to the Showa Emperor of Japan.

United States Note to Japan, 1941

November 26, 1941

The text of the document handed by the Secretary of State to the Japanese Ambassador on November 26, 1941, which consists of two parts, one an oral statement and one an outline of a proposed basis for agreement between the United States and Japan.

Can the U.S. and China Build a New Model of Major Power Relations?

On December 4 and 5, the Kissinger Institute and the China Institute for International Studies (CIIS) will hold a groundbreaking dialogue on U.S.-China relations. In an effort to build relationships between, and gain the insights of, promising young leaders from both countries, KICUS and CIIS are bringing together 16 fully bilingual experts from a variety of fields for an unconstrained and uninterpreted dialogue on major issues in Sino-U.S. relations.

Zhao Qizheng "The Path of China’s Development"

Zhao Qizheng is Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference's Foreign Affairs Committee, and was formerly the Chinese Minister of Press. In his upcoming address to the Council, he will discuss the significance of strong U.S.-China bilateral relations and offer the Chinese perspective on that country's growing role in the world.