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China plans events with U.S. to mark 50th anniversary of Nixon visit

Beijing seeks to ease tensions but also takes swipe at Biden's involvement with Taiwan

Visitors stand in front of exhibits showing U.S. President Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to China at an exhibition in Beijing in 2019.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- China and the U.S. are preparing to hold events commemorating the 50th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's historic visit, the foreign ministry here said Thursday, signaling Beijing's desire for a detente with Washington.

"As far as I know, China and the U.S. will hold a series of commemorative activities in the near future to take stock of the history and look into the future," ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters in a regular briefing.

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