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THE VISIT

President and Mrs. Nixon's whirlwind tour of the People's Republic of China in February 21-28, 1972 was filled with a mix of ceremony, sightseeing, and some serious political discussions. These resources capture the fun, fear, and triumph of that very important week.

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ORAL HISTORIES

Dwight Chapin, Deputy Assistant to the President, on Nixon Meeting Chairman Mao and the Shanghai Communique.

Citation: Dwight L. Chapin recorded interview by Timothy J. Naftali and Paul Musgrave, 2 April 2007; Richard Nixon Oral History Project; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

DOCUMENTS

Memorandum of a Conversation Between Mao TseTung, Chou En-Lai, Wang Hai-Jung, President Nixon, Henry Kissinger, and Winston Lord, February 21, 1972.

Citation: Memorandum of Conversation - Monday, February 21, 1972 - 2:50 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.; China President's Talks with Mao & Chou En-Lai February 1972 [TS 2 of 2] (1 of 3); Henery A. Kissinger (HAK) Files; National Security Council (NSC) Files; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

Memorandum of a Conversation Between Chou En-Lai, President Nixon, Henry Kissinger, and Select Staff, February 24, 1972.

Citation: Memorandum of Conversation - Thursday, February 24, 1972 - 5:15 p.m. - 8:05 p.m.; China President's Talks with Mao & Chou En-Lai February 1972 [TS 2 of 2] (2 of 3); HAK Files; NSC Files; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

Prime Minister Chou En-Lai's Toast, February 24, 1972.

Citation: Toast Proposed by Prime Minister Chou En-Lai; China President's Talks with Mao & Chou En-Lai February 1972 [TS 2 of 2] (1 of 3); HAK Files; NSC Files; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

President Richard Nixon's Toast, February 24, 1972.

Citation: Toast Proposed by Richard Nixon; China President's Talks with Mao & Chou En-Lai February 1972 [TS 2 of 2] (1 of 3); HAK Files; NSC Files; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

Memorandum of a Conversation Between Chou En-Lai, President Nixon, Henry Kissinger, and Select Staff, February 26, 1972.

Citation: Memorandum of Conversation - Saturday, February 26, 1972 - 9:20 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.; China President's Talks with Mao & Chou En-Lai February 1972; HAK Files; NSC Files; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

Memorandum of a Conversation Between Chou En-Lai, President Nixon, Henry Kissinger, and Select Staff, February 28, 1972.

Citation: Memorandum of Conversation - Monday, February 28, 1972 - 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; China President's Talks with Mao & Chou En-Lai February 1972; HAK Files; NSC Files; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum