Visit of US President Richard Nixon to China. Normalization between US and China begins.

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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.

 

External Web Links:

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/publications/DOC_readers/kissinger/nixzhou/

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ho/frus/nixon/xviii/index.htm

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White House photo by Ollie Atkins. Source: National Archives and Records Administration. We assume that this work is in the public domain, because it is a work of the United States Government.

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