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Encyclopedia > Only Nixon could go to China
Richard Nixon (right) meets with Mao Zedong in 1972.
Richard Nixon (right) meets with Mao Zedong in 1972.

The phrase "Nixon in China" is a historical reference to United States President Richard Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China (P.R.C.) in 1972, where he met with Chairman Mao Zedong. A more explicit variant with the same metaphor is, "Only Nixon could go to China." File links The following pages link to this file: Cold War (1962-1991) Sino-Soviet split Categories: U.S. history images ... File links The following pages link to this file: Cold War (1962-1991) Sino-Soviet split Categories: U.S. history images ... Nixon redirects here. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Nixon redirects here. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Nixon's China visit was of particular significance because it marked the beginning of a process of normalization in Sino-American relations — the two countries had been estranged for many years as the United States was ardently anti-Communist and the P.R.C. had viewed the United States as its top enemy. Sino-American relations (Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ) refers to international relations between the United States and China. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ...


Because Nixon had an undisputed reputation of being a staunch anti-Communist, he was largely immune to any criticism of being "soft on Communism" by figures on the right of American politics. The phrase "Nixon going to China" is thus an analogy which refers to the unique ability that hardline politicians have to challenge political taboos and third rail issues. Only a proven hardline right-wing politician can succeed in challenging a conservative sacred cow, and vice versa for left-wingers. A taboo is a strong social prohibition (or ban) against words, objects, actions, discussions, or people that are considered undesirable by a group, culture, or society. ... A third rail is a electrical power distribution system for trains that uses an exposed conductor. ... Draft Zebus in Mumbai, India. ...


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