"After a period of confrontation, we are entering an era of negotiation," President Richard M. Nixon before his visit

Accordingly, the Webster Dictionary defines compromise as a "settlement of differences by consent reached by mutual concessions." Nixon's visit undoubtedly fits this definition. Both sides conceded their internal differences to settle for a new relationship between China and America.

  • China respected US-Japanese relations.
  • The PRC agreed to a balance of power in the Pacific.
  • The US recognized the One-China policy
  • The US provided China with Soviet military information on the Chinese border.
  • An American diplomat was sent to China to improve communications.
  • The US began to open trade with China.

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