Pieces of China: Ambassador Winston Lord on the Secret Trip that put China on a New Path | Downtown Alliance

Pieces of China: Ambassador Winston Lord on the Secret Trip that put China on a New Path

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Oct 8, 2020 to Oct 18, 2020
12:00 PM to 12:15 PM
China Institute
104 Washington Street
New York, NY 10006
Free
In July 1971, a young Winston Lord—then Special Assistant to the U.S. National Security Advisor—embarked on a secret mission to China, entering before Henry Kissinger as the first American official to visit the People’s Republic since 1949. Under cover of darkness at the Diaoyutai State Guest House, he dug up a handful of dirt from the garden that he keeps as a memento to this day. On October 8, the former Ambassador to China and Assistant Secretary of State shares this unique memento, the trip that relaunched the U.S.-China relationship, and what it means today.
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Location Info

104 Washington Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10006