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President Reagan's 1984 Trip to China

Washington, DC
Saturday, April 30, 2011

In 1984 President Ronald Reagan visited China. Reagan was the first American president to visit China since Richard Nixon in 1972.

After arriving President Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan went to Tiananmen Square in Beijing for an arrival ceremony. They were greeted by the Chinese president. Following the arrival ceremony, President Reagan delivered an address in the Great Hall of the People.

The following program is shown courtesy the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library.

Updated: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 1:21pm (ET)

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