1972, February 21
During his visit, President Nixon meets with Chairman Mao Zedong and holds talks with Premier Zhou Enlai. China and the U.S. issue a joint Communiqué in Shanghai (also known as the Shanghai Communiqué) on 28 February 1972. Concerning Taiwan, the U.S. side affirms the "One China Principle". The U.S. reaffirms their interest in a peaceful settlement of the Taiwan question.
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