• SHARE

Fifty years ago this week, U.S. President Richard Nixon made his historic trip to China. The visit was a geopolitical master stroke — a bold move to reshape international relations by transforming the trilateral relationship among the United States, China and the Soviet Union.

For many, the hopes and visions that fueled that trip have been trampled, the product of naivete, miscalculation or, perhaps most alarming, their own success.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)