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    Declassified Documents on Kissinger's Trip to China in 1971 
 

February 28, 2002

Henry Kissinger in his memoir writes that "Taiwan" was barely mentioned during his conversation with Zhou Enlai in 1971. However, the documents, released today by the National Security archive, revealed that Taiwan dominated one third of their conversation. Moreover, in the conversation, Kissinger said to Zhou Enlao that "We (U.S.) are not advocating a "two China" solution or "one China, one Taiwan" solution. He also said that U.S. would not support independence for Taiwan. 

The National Security Archive site has the documents recently released regarding Kissinger's first trip to the PRC in 1971. Here is the web site address: www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv



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