Former United States career diplomat, author and businessman, Chas Freeman, discusses China-U.S. relations in a One-on-One interview with CGTN’s Anand Naidoo.
When U.S. President Richard Nixon made his historic visit to China in 1972, Chas Freeman was his principal American interpreter. Later, he served as Director for Chinese Affairs at the U.S. Department of State from 1979 through 1981.
Freeman, who has a special understanding of the China-U.S. relationship, talks about the impact of the on-going trade dispute between the two countries.
He also weighs in on several other areas of joint concern to China and the U.S. such as the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula and tensions over the South China Sea.
Few living figures of U.S.-China relations are as legendary as Charles W. "Chas" Freeman, Jr., the chief interpreter for Richard Nixon’s world-changing 1972 visit to China.
— SupChina (@supchinanews) August 17, 2018
#USAmb Chas Freeman, distinguished @StateDept & @DeptofDefense official (ret.), was recently here to deliver a keynote speech "The Mess In U.S.-China Relations." Read what the fmr #diplomat said re: the current state of affairs on our @facebook page! https://t.co/hbycCwS9Ww pic.twitter.com/JV9LbxBfew
— The Fletcher School (@FletcherSchool) October 13, 2018