NIXON’S TAKE

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“Look­ing to the fu­ture, China, not be­cause of com­mu­nism but in spite of it, will be an eco­nomic and mil­i­tary su­per­power. Do we want to run the risk of be­ing an ad­ver­sary rather than an ally of China in the next cen­tury?”

Pres­i­dent Richard Nixon, in a 1989 con­fi­den­tial memo to then Sen. Robert Dole and other law­mak­ers, pre­dict­ing the fu­ture of U.s.-china re­la­tions. The doc­u­ment was re­leased by the Richard Nixon Foun­da­tion, which presents an all-day con­fer­ence Wed­nes­day com­mem­o­rat­ing the 40th an­niver­sary of Mr. Nixon’s his­toric visit to China.

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