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For the 50th anniversary of the "week that changed the world"—the summit between the United States and China from February 21–28, 1972  during which U.S. President Richard Nixon met with Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong—this video features excerpts from China experts on the significance of what is considered one of the major diplomatic turning points in modern history. 

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