Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume by David P. Nickles, Edward C. Keefer

By David P. Nickles, Edward C. Keefer

 This quantity files fluctuations in Sino-American family, starting from the euphoria lingering from President Nixon’s stopover at to China in 1972, to the sensible demanding situations of normalizing diplomatic family among Washington and Beijing.

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But it destroys my professional secret. The only thing that reassured me was that the Assistant Minister told me on the plane that the Kuomintang knew your strategy but couldn’t do anything about it. Now on the general observations that I wanted to make. We find our relationship to have developed in an usually profitable direction and not by accident, because between China and the United States there are no basic differences except those which have been produced by historical accident. S. is concerned now and in the future, a strong, self-reliant, independent China exercising control over its own destiny is in our own interest and a force for peace in Asia.

There was then some discussion on when the acrobats would be in Washington. S. ) If they are still there on the 13th I will certainly see them. But in any event I want you to know that they will be given a very warm welcome, and my office will contact them when they get there to see if there is anything to be done which will make them more comfortable. S. We appreciate the meticulous arrangements made by the National Committee for US-China Relations and the New York City Center as its host organization.

If the Chinese side wants to make a specific proposal, we would make every effort to make it possible, maybe toward the end of February or early March. Now the last subject I wanted to mention to you is the Vietnam negotiation which I will start again next week. Now we have an understanding for your difficulties in this matter, but it is also a matter of extreme difficulty for us. It is simply not true that we are looking for a pretext not to sign the agreement. We feel quite frankly that your allies have courage, but they lack wisdom.

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