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Kissinger school fades to background as China engagement loses shine

Washington shifts to competition, five years after Obama's Hiroshima trip

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in November 2019.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- For decades, Henry Kissinger, the national security adviser to Richard Nixon and the driving force in normalizing ties between Washington and Beijing, has remained one of the most influential figures in U.S. foreign policy.

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