First Chinese Legation Established in the United States
China finally established a diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C., with Chen Lanping appointed as the chief of mission. Chen had been appointed in 1875, but did not establish the post until 1878.
This marked the beginning of full bilateral ties between the United States and China. During these three years, Yung Wing served as acting chief of mission while also running the Chinese Educational Mission.
Type of Exchange:
United States and Chinese Governments
Number of Participants:
Tuesday, January 1, 1878
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