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 Credit: The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum This week marks the fiftieth anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s trip to China, the first by a sitting U.S. president to the People’s Republic. Throughout the visit from February 21st to 28th, Nixon and his advisors, including National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger, engaged in talks with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai that ultimately produced the Shanghai Communique, a landmark agreement that both nations would work towards the normalization of relations. Much of the visit was televised to enthralled audiences in the United States, proving a public relations victory both for Nixon in a pivotal election year, and for the PRC, as the trip produced a huge positive shift in U.S. public opinion towards China. To mark the anniversary of Nixon’s 1972 visit, The Wire is publishing photos from that trip shared by the Nixon Presidential Library, along with stories from some of the officials who were there. FROM WASHINGTON TO BEIJING Crowd of well-wishers greet PSubscribe 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.