China: Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger received with honors

Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State, was visiting China on Thursday July 20, where he met President Xi Jinping. “Relations between our two countries will be crucial for peace in the world.“, he declared in particular, while tensions are high between Beijing and Washington, in particular on the question of Taiwan. When he was in office, the American leader, now 100 years old, had brought about a historic rapprochement between the two powers.

Secret visit

In 1971, China is the symbol of communism for Washington, while Beijing has made the United States its main enemy. Henry Kissinger then goes secretly to the Chinese capital to establish links with Mao. An initiative that paved the way for President Nixon’s visit to the country a year later. Chinese and Americans then become allies of circumstance, facing the Soviet Union. An episode that Xi Jinping did not fail to recall and welcome.

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