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China-U.S. WWII friendship explored in Nixon Library exhibition

(Xinhua)    20:24, July 24, 2014
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Former President of the Nixon Foundation Sandy Quinn speaks during the opening ceremony of the photo exhibition "Salute to Friendship - Images Narrate China-U.S. Collaboration During World War II" at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda City of California, the United States, July 23, 2014. The photos were taken by soldiers of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in China during WWII. (Xinhua/Zhang Chaoqun)

LOS ANGELES, July 23  -- An exhibition of nearly 100 pictures taken by American photographers and soldiers in China during World War Two opened at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday.

Rather than showing the battlefield, the images reflect Chinese and American people interacting during their everyday lives, such as playing sports together, reading and playing music.

The exhibition, titled "Salute to Friendship, Images Narrate China-U.S. Collaboration During World War II," is co-presented by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and the Richard Nixon Foundation.

"Forty-two years ago, President Richard Nixon paid a historic visit to China. I think it couldn't be more appropriate to hold this exhibition again at Nixon Library," said CPAFFC President Li Xiaolin at the opening.

Li said that 70