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Cold War Files: All Units: Events: Nixon Meets with Mao and Zhou Enlai

February 21-28, 1972 one week
Nixon Meets with Mao and Zhou Enlai

President Nixon visits China and meets with Mao Zedong and Prime Minister Zhou Enlai to forge new diplomatic relations with the Communist nation. Nixon's visit causes great concern in Hanoi that their wartime ally China might be inclined to agree to an unfavorable settlement of the war to improve Chinese relations with the U.S.

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