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                                           July 16, 2016 

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                        July 16, 2016

On This Day in American History
On July 15, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon announced during a live broadcast that he would visit China the following year. Nixon’s visit to mainland China – the first by a U.S. president – was the initial step toward normalizing relations between the two countries. Nixon said the trip was “the week that changed the world” and it did indeed mark a dramatic shift in U.S. foreign policy.

Yoshida blog: "1971 Nixon announces visit to communist China"(HISTORY) gives me more information, and it will help me edit the article as "An illustrated story" as I find it so each time.
  President Nixon sure made a historic accomplishment with his expert advisor Kissinger. However, he was obliged to end his presidency with a sad incident called "Watergate scandal". This editor's personal wish is to add at the end some photos concerned, but it would be impolite to the President who made such historical accomplishment.

 PS; I have a good memory with Mr. Nixon, dating back to the days when I was in the trucking business. One of the customers' was a Pepsi Cola Bottler in Hiroshima. At the time of its bottling plant opening ceremony party, Mr. Nixon, then the vice-president of Pepsi Cola USA,  was one of the guests. I approached him, saying "...I am one of the Hiroshima a-bomb victims who made a narrow escape...". I remember his gimmick-like face watching me in the face straight for a moment, and then made firm handshake together. I am one of the few with this sort of life experience.(171.33KB)(36-photo-attached file)
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