The Long Term Impact

"You have opened a new chapter in the relations of the American and Chinese people," Zhou Enlai to President Richard M Nixon

"The two sides have enjoyed effective coordination and cooperation in a wide range of important issues." ~Hu Jintao

Bush in China In 2007, Chinese exports to the US have hit over $295 billion. Several communiqués following Nixon's visit formalized US-China relationships. The PRC has transformed from an unyielding impasse to American diplomacy to a major American ally and superpower. In a recent summit with Chinese President Hu Jintao, President Bush emphasized the importance of Nixon's 1972 visit to the current Sino-American relationship.

Growth of Chinese Exports to US ($millions)

Chinese Exports into the US ($millions) vs. Years Passed
Source: 2007 Government Accountability Report

Growth of Chinese Population in US

Chinese Population in US vs. Years Passed
Source: 2007 US Census Bureau