Across America: Nixon's visit celebrated

Updated: 2012-03-23 03:24

By Chang Jun (China Daily)

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Across America: Nixon's visit celebrated

Consul-General Gao Zhansheng (right) from the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco, joined by Mayor Ed Lee (left) of San Francisco and Patricia Hayes (center), regional director at the US State Department, greets guests at a reception on March 21. The reception aims to mark the 40th anniversary of former President Richard Nixon's visit to China and the Shanghai Communique which "has changed the world.” Forty years later, "we are thrilled to see that the China-US relationship has become one of the most important, dynamic and promising bilateral relationships in the world," said Gao.[Chang Jun/China Daily]