Nixon's China policy remembered as his most significant achievement

15:34, July 18, 2010      

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Nixon's China policy was remembered as the most significant achievement in his presidency as politicians, family members and friends gathered Saturday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Richard Nixon Library and Museum.

A panel discussion was held in Yorba Linda, Nixon's birthplace in California, by former Nixon Administration officials.

Panelists said Nixon's China policy will be remembered for 1,000 years for its impact on the U.S. society and the world as a whole. He had incredible vision of the world, they agreed.

There have been many criticisms of the former U.S. president. But more and more Americans have agreed that his vision to establish diplomatic relations with China was incredible.

"I think that the China initiative is the most stunning stroke of foreign policy, and the relationship he built with China has continued to grow over 40 years through different administrations, Democrats and Republicans," said Barbara Franklin, a former secretary of commerce.

The relationship between the United States and China is now the most important bilateral relationship in the world and Nixon should be remembered for this, she said.

Nixon was buried in Yorba Linda in 1994 after his death. He dedicated his library in Yorba Linda in July 1990. The library is now part of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Source: Xinhua


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