40 years ago, on January 1, 1979, the U.S. and China re-established diplomatic relations.
Hear what Dr. Henry Kissinger recently said about the days prior to the re-establishment of diplomatic relations, and listen to his message to young people today on the future of U.S.-China relations.
On This Day
Revisit key dates that mark milestones in the U.S.-China bilateral relationship since 1979.
Follow us as we go back in history to learn more about Presidential visits to China since 1979.
Over the last 40 years, each Ambassador has made their unique mark on further strengthening the U.S.-China relationship.
Women in the 40th
Which women do you believe have left a mark on our bilateral relationship? Join us during the month of March, Women’s History Month, as we will be look at women who have left a legacy across a wide range of fields, including the arts, sports, politics and business.
Shared Commitment to Environmental Protection
One of the richest areas of cooperation between the United States and China over the past 40 years has been in our shared commitment to environmental protection. As our world has become more interconnected and the impacts of modern life become apparent on the environment, scientists and policy makers from both countries have met regularly to share information and ideas on how to best protect our planet.