Zhou Enlai in Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland
April, 1954:

“Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai (then spelled Chou En-Lai) waits at curbside after a session of the East-West talks on the situation in Indochina. The Geneva conference was held at a time when the French were on the verge of defeat in Vietnam; another meeting in July resulted in the division of Vietnam into northern and southern portions.

Zhou’s relationship with U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles was a sidelight of the conference; Dulles refused to meet with Zhou, in no uncertain terms. Eighteen years later, when President Richard Nixon went to China, he warmly shook hands with Zhou in what was regarded by some as a response to Dulles’ earlier snub.”

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