President Reagan Visits China
President Ronald Reagan became the third U.S. President to visit the PRC. The following year, Chinese President Li Xiannian became China’s first formal head of state to visit the United States
Reagan's trip highlighted his administration's desire to improve diplomacy with China in light of the growing economic relationship between the two nations. Other topics of discussion between the two leaders over the course of the six-day trip included the development of commercial nuclear power in China and China's displeasure with continuing U.S. support for nationalists in Taiwan.
Type of Exchange:
United States and Chinese Governments
heads of states
Thursday, April 26, 1984
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