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  • Events | 9 February, 2012 (15:19)

    “Assignment: China – The Week that Changed the World” – Screening

    Richard Nixon’s visit to China in February 1972 changed the course of history, reshaping the global balance of power and opening the door to the establishment of relations between the People’s Republic of China and the United States.

    The film shows remarkable and previously unreleased footage of this visit, interviews with Chinese officials, including people who worked for Nixon and many of the journalists who accompanied the president. The latter include Dan Rather and Bernard Kalb of CBS, Ted Koppel and Tom Jarriel of ABC, Barbara Walters of NBC, Max Frankel of the New York Times, Stanley Karnow of the Washington Post,  Dirck Halstead, who was a photographer for UPI, and many others.

    Reported and narrated by U.S-China Institute Senior Fellow Mike Chinoy, formerly CNN’s Senior Asia Correspondent and Beijing Bureau Chief, the film offers a fascinating and previously untold perspective on one of the most important historical moments of the 20th century.

    The screening is followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker, Melinda Liu (Beijing Bureau Chief  of Newsweek/The Daily Beast), Jaime FlorCruz (Beijing Bureau Chief of CNN) and Keith Richburg (Beijing Bureau Chief of the Washington Post).

    See the movie online: here.

    DATE: Feb 16 (Thursday)
    TIME: 6-8pm
    VENUE: Embassy of the Republic of Poland, 1 Ritan Road, Jian Guo Men Wai (corner of Guanghua Road and Ritan Road) 建国门外日坛路1号
    RSVP: to fcccadmin@gmail.com
    ENTRANCE: free to members, 80 RMB on the door to non-members