Today China leads the fourth largest economy in the world and is one of the most popular countries for tourism. Its hosting of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing brought it global attention and prominence, sharing its culture from both urban and rural cities. As the world’s largest developing country, its positive relationship with the United States has a profound influence on the geopolitical climate. Yet, it was only 30 years ago that China and the U.S. reopened doors to each other. On December 16, 1978, the governments of two countries simultaneously announced the “Joint Communiqué on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the People's Republic of China and the United States of America”. Two weeks later, on January 1, 1979, the two nations officially established diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level. This exhibition, featuring color and black and white photographs, explores the result of Sino-U.S. cooperation, providing a look at how both countries have benefitted from sharing ideas in the fields of economics, trade, science, technology, culture, education and military affairs.
Exhibition: From December 12, 2008 through January 15, 2009, Main Library, Lower Level, Jewett Gallery
Related Program: Opening Event Performance, Sunday, December 14 2008, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
News Release - The 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of China-U.S. Diplomatic Relations