The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Digital Library

Key Documents on Gerald R. Ford's Visits to China

Gerald Ford made official visits to the Peoples' Republic of China in 1972 as Minority Leader of the House of Representatives (accompanied by House Majority Leader Hale Boggs) and in 1975 as President.

President Ford and daughter Susan watch as Secretary of State Henry Kissinger shakes hands with Mao Tse-Tung.   December 2, 1975.
Highlights of Gerald Ford's trips included meetings with Chou En-lai (Zhou Enlai) and Mao Tse-tung (Mao Zedong). Here President Ford and his daughter Susan watch as Mao greets Henry Kissinger.

1972 Visit

1975 Visit

Note: Citations for the location of the original documents always appear on the first page of the PDF file.