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× Memoirs shed light on Nixon’s Beijing visit

BEIJING --- At 7:30 pm on July 15, 1971, United States President Richard Nixon spoke to the nation from a television studio in Burbank, California.

"I have requested this time tonight to announce a major development in our efforts to build a lasting peace in the world," he began, before reading an announcement that was also being made in Beijing.

It said that Premier Zhou Enlai and Henry Kissinger…