On January 1, 1979, China and the United States re-established full diplomatic relations. A few weeks later, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping made an official visit to the United States, a trip that would go down in the history books.
With first-person accounts from ex-presidents and government leaders from China and the U.S., Mr. Deng Goes to Washington chronicles the highlights of Deng’s visit, a trip that produced no shortage of news, including that of an attempted attack on the Chinese leader.
This is the story of Deng Xiaoping’s nine-day trip, one that would mark a new chapter in China-U.S. relations.
Full video from this feature will be available 12/22/17 at 6pm EST.
Mr. Deng goes to Washington | Big StoryOn January 1, 1979, China and the United States re-established full diplomatic relations. A few weeks later, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping made an official visit to the United States, a trip that would go down in the history books.
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