35 Years of Building Peace
The Growth of US-China Diplomatic and Trade Relations
In 1979, formal diplomatic and trade relations were re-established between the United States and China, after a gap of nearly 30 years. In 2014, we celebrate the 35th anniversary of that milestone of peace and business with a high-level forum in Los Angeles.
The Zhou Enlai Peace Institute:
recognizing the life and achievements
of a hero of modern China
Zhou Enlai is one of the great figures of modern history. He made vital contributions to peace, for China, America and the world. As Premier and Foreign Minister of China from 1949 to 1976, Zhou Enlai opened the face of China to the world and established a top priority: friendship with all people.
Only a few people have made transforming, positive contributions to the world in the past century. Without them, key events in history might have unfolded differently. Among these giants are Mahatma Gandhi, who brought freedom to India with non-violence; Nelson Mandela, who liberated South Africa with reconciliation; and Martin Luther King, who set the highest standard for equality in America.
But there is no comparable figure from modern China, the world’s largest nation, who has achieved the highest level of international heroic recognition and respect.
The Zhou Enlai Peace Institute will change that perception.
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