Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Bettmann via Getty Images President Nixon’s visit to China has come to be viewed by historians as one of the most important geopolitical events since the Second World War. It also had a profound impact on the lives of many young Chinese and Americans who have since become eminent in their fields, from diplomacy and academia, to the arts and sports. As part of our edition marking the 50th anniversary of Henry Kissinger’s secret visit to China, which prepared the way for Nixon’s trip in 1972, The Wire spoke to several individuals about the impact of the event on their lives — whether they were directly involved or far removed from the action — and their views on how relations between the U.S. and China have since developed. Wei Jingsheng Ai Weiwei Ma Jian Dwight L. Chapin Chas W. Freeman Jr. Jerome A. Cohen Judy Hoarfrost Jan Berris Richard Bernstein Ted Koppel Nicholas R. Lardy Minxin Pei Susan Shirk Anthony Saich Robert A. Kapp J. Stapleton Roy Subscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.