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Kissinger On China

We talk with Henry Kissinger about China and the American future.

Dr. Henry Kissinger, left, U.S. then-Presidential National Security Adviser, shakes hands with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai of the People's Republic of China at their meeting at Government Guest House in Beijing, China, July 9, 1971. (AP)

Dr. Henry Kissinger, then-Presidential National Security Adviser, with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, China, 1971. (AP)

Henry Kissinger sees the world through a hard realpolitik and a lot of history. Too hard a view for many, but just right for Richard Nixon.  Kissinger famously opened the door that sent Nixon on his world-changing trip to China.

Sipped tea with Zhou Enlai, China was quaint then.   Big but weak and poor.  Now China’s big and strong.  And four decades after Nixon to China, Henry Kissinger is sharing his long China view.

How to think about the new superpower.  How to understand its motivations.   How the United States should respond.

Today, On Point:  Henry Kissinger, on China.

– Tom Ashbrook

Guests:

Henry Kissinger, National Security Advisor and Secretary of State under Presidents Nixon and Ford. The author of many books on diplomacy, his new book is called “On China.” Currently, Kissinger is the chairman of Kissinger Associates, a consulting firm with clients around the world, including in China. During the Vietnam War, he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 along with North Vietnamese Politburo Member Le Duc Tho for their ceasefire negotiations, which generated a lot of controversy.

Li Jin, a professor of finance at the Harvard Business School. He has taught at Fudan University in Shanghai and served as a consultant for Shanghai International Securities Co. Ltd.

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