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Subjects Nixon, Richard M. Richard Milhous , -- Travel -- China. Visits of state -- China. Notes Includes index. View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Set up My libraries How do I set up "My libraries"? First Edition with full numberline. Signed by the author to fellow writer, columnist, and former Nixon speechwriter William Safire on front free endpaper acquired from Safire's estate. Octavo; pp. Photo-illustrated dust jacket with More about Bush at War. First Edition, Second Printing.

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Jacket is crisp with light bumping to Boston: Little, Brown and Company, Second Printing. Signed by the author with brief inscription to friend and fellow writer William Safire and his wife Helene on flyleaf. Large octavo; pp. Jacket is clean More about The Hope: A Novel. New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation, The two Cold-War super powers agreed that they would begin limiting missiles, nuclear arms, and delivery systems. With his relative success in negotiating deals with both China and the Soviet Union, Richard Nixon was hopeful that he would have the same success in negotiating a deal with North Vietnam to end the Vietnam War.

Going into his re-election campaign in the United States had been at war in Vietnam for 12 years, over 50, had been killed, and billions of dollars had been spent. His first major policy regarding Vietnam that Nixon put into place was the Nixon Doctrine. The Doctrine had three major tenants.

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First, the United States would honor all of its treaty agreements. Secondly, the United States would provide a shield if a nuclear power threatened an ally or a country the United States deemed to be vital to its national security. And, lastly, the United States would provide military and economic aid to countries under treaty agreements, but the requesting nation would be expected to bear primary responsibility to provide the manpower for its own defense.

The Nixon Doctrine led to the withdrawal of ground troops from Vietnam and training the Army of the Republic of Vietnam South Vietnam in defense of their own country. Nixon had also hoped that his new treaties with China would help to isolate the North Vietnamese and convince them to sign a peace treaty. However this did not stop the spread of communism to south Vietnam. He wanted to use his visit to China to draw attention to his expertise as a global statesman.

Nixon was followed by a large group of press. Bob Haldeman was in charge of making their visit look very positive to the American public. It was a presidential election year at home and Haldeman wanted to make sure that Nixon shone out as the great leader and statesman. He tasked members of his staff with combating any negative comments said about him and manage any news about him.

He bordered on obsessive when it came to public image. With the Vietnam War and the protests to the end the war at the top of most news stories, Nixon needed to do something to get his name back in the limelight. Many believe that this a major factor for his motivation to reach out to China and his subsequent visit. During his time in China he made sure the entire trip was highly publicized. He did numerous photo opportunities at such places like the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. The reception his visit received by the American public was very positive.

This was their first view into the isolated nation in over 20 years. This view, however, was a carefully scripted play put on by the Chinese government. The Chinese officials responsible for showing China in a positive way had people picnicking outside of factories in the bitter cold listening to revolutionary music and then collected the radios they were listening to after the delegation left. These inconsistencies were noticed by a Canadian member of the press to which Premier Zhou had to quietly admit that this was wrong of them to do.

China Calls: Paving the Way for Nixon's Historic Journey to China

His visit took the entire worlds view off of Vietnam and on to him personally while he visited China. International reaction to the visit was mixed. The United States allies were mostly disappointed that they had been kept in the dark about the new relations. The British felt particularly offended that they were not informed before hand about the dealings going on between the Americans and the Chinese.

While his intentions were for both personal and professional gain, either way his foreign policies remain at the top of his successes as President. He became known as politician that would use any means necessary to accomplish his goals but this also led to his downfall. New York, Chang, Gordon H.. Stanford, Calif. Devoss, David A.