国务卿希拉里·克林顿（Hillary Rodham Clinton)在美国和平研究所（U.S. Institute of Peace）中国专题会议上的讲话
我想感谢美国和平研究所的每一位人士，尤其是理查德·所罗门（Richard Solomon)，他当年担任政策规划主任（Policy Planning Director）和主管东亚事务的助理国务卿（Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia），对中国了如指掌。特别令人高兴的是，理查德，这是我第一次来到这座漂亮的建筑。塔拉（Tara)，我要感谢你，如果参议院批准的话，我们都非常期待塔拉到国务院来，加入我们的行列。因此，非常感谢你。
我要感谢在座的罗恩·沃克（Ron Walker)和理查德·尼克松基金会（Richard Nixon Foundation）的所有人员，以及在座的各位国会议员和各位大使，包括，中国驻美国大使张业遂。非常感谢各位的光临。
首先，我想对为尼克松总统的这次访问，以及后来美国中国关系发展进程中的一个个里程碑-做出贡献的所有人士表示敬意。而且，我知道，在那些日子里，你们有幸听到早年那些战略大师的话，其中，包括：亨利·基辛格（Henry Kissinger)，他1971年与周恩来有过第一次握手，并仍在以雄辩的演说和文字畅谈今天的中国；兹比格·布热津斯基（Zbig Brzezinski)，他曾在卡特政府任内负责处理关系正常化事务；布伦特·斯考克罗夫特（Brent Scowcroft)；温斯顿·洛德（Winston Lord)，他在尼克松举行会谈时，是一位年轻的记录员，后来，成为我们的驻华大使。
我也向在幕后工作的外交人员和文职人员致敬。作为国务卿，我在这方面学到了很多。我们这些站在最前沿的人，之所以能站在最前沿,是因为已完成的各项工作,为我们打好了基础。具体到那次访问，我要提到芮效俭（Stape Roy)，这个著名的“传教士之子”，后来,担任了大使；杰夫·贝德（Jeff Bader)，他1981年,去过中国，并在随后的30年中,成为我们对华政策的守护者；傅立民（Chas Freeman)，他在尼克松总统与毛泽东会谈时,担任翻译，后来,成为我们驻北京使团的副团长。
还有,那些已经辞世的人，包括,理查德·霍尔布鲁克（Richard Holbrooke)，他在成为主管东亚和太平洋事务的助理国务卿时,是有史以来,担任此职的最年轻的一位；李洁明（Jim Lilley)，他在1989年,以及那以后种种富有挑战性的事件中,出色地履行了我国驻中国大使的职责。
尼克松总统称之为“改变了世界的一周”（the week that changed the world）。但其实,这句话仍嫌过轻。
“空军一号”（Air Force One）
Secretary of State Clinton made a speech to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s visit to China (excerpt)
U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesman
March 7, 2012
Speech on the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Hillary Rodham Clinton) thematic meetings in the United States Institute of Peace (U.S. Institute of Peace)
March 7, 2012
United States Institute of Peace
SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. I am honored to be here and you commemorate the 40th anniversary of President Nixon’s extraordinary trip to China.
I want to thank the U.S. Institute of Peace of every person who, in particular Richard Solomon (Richard Solomon), he had served as Policy Planning Officer (Policy Planning Director,) and the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian Affairs (Assistant Secretary of State for of East Asia), is well aware of China. Particularly gratifying, Richard, this is the first time I came to this beautiful building. Tara (Tara), I would like to thank you, if the Senate’s approval, we are very much looking forward to Tara to the State Department to join us. So, thank you very much.
I would also like to particularly mention Nixon – Cox (Nixon,-Cox) all members of the family. There Terry Mejia (Tricia), thank you, because you are absolutely right; for those who did not experience the extraordinary honor and challenge as the first family member, it is difficult to clearly explain this close relationship between the layer. I am very grateful to the efforts of you and your sister, the highest honor for your parents. This is not only the anniversary of your father’s trip, which also belong to your mother, I think it is worth commemorating.
I want to thank all of Ron Walker Ron Walker and Richard Nixon Foundation (Richard Nixon Foundation) staff, and all members of Congress and ambassadors, including Zhang, China’s ambassador to the U.S.. Thank you all for coming.
In 1972, an extraordinary week of what is happening, get the research, analysis and discussion onto the stage and screen, has even been incorporated into the songs sung. However, we can still tell a lot about that trip to Beijing and its open this relationship – as well as 40 years ago, the biggest beneficiaries of this effort, how to cultivate this relationship, so to meet the challenge, and seize the opportunities of this era.
First of all, I would like to pay tribute to all those who contributed to President Nixon’s visit, as well as a milestone in the later relations between the USA and China in the development process -. And I know that in those days, you are fortunate enough to hear the words of the master strategist of the early years, which include: Henry Kissinger (Henry Kissinger), 1971 and Zhou Enlai, the first handshake, and still eloquent speech and text to talk about today’s China; the Zibi Ge Brzezinski Zbig Brzezinski, he had in any of the Carter administration responsible for the normalization of relations services; Brent Scowcroft (Brent Scowcroft The); Winston Lord (Winston Lord), when Nixon held talks with a young recorder, and later to become our ambassador to China.
I also pay tribute to the diplomatic and civilian personnel working behind the scenes. As Secretary of State, I learned a lot in this regard. Those of us at the forefront, has been able at the forefront, has completed the work for us to lay the foundation for. Specific to that visit, I should mention Stapleton Roy (Stape Roy), the famous “son of the preacher”, and later served as ambassador; Jeff Bader (Jeff Bader), 1981, been to China, and in the next 30 years to become the guardian of our policy toward China; Freeman (Chas Freeman), he was President Richard Nixon talks with Mao Zedong as a translator, and later to become deputy head of the mission we in Beijing.
Also, those who have passed away, including Richard Holbrooke, Richard Holbrooke, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, is the history of one of the youngest to hold this position; James Lilley, Jim Lilley,, he in 1989, and then all the challenging events, brilliantly fulfilled the responsibilities of China’s Ambassador to China.
There are also met with President Nixon counterparts during his visit from all angles, reported by journalists, including Ted Koppel, Ted Koppel, I saw that he was also present. Thanks to them, people all over the country to keep up with every step of the itinerary of President Nixon.
In 1972, I was a law student. I am a poor student of the law. I can not afford a TV. But I do not want to miss the creation of a historical event, So, I rented a portable TV “rabbit ears” – the kind of bristling. I moved back to my apartment every night, watching television, see a life, once isolated in the line of sight outside the country scenes scene. Like many Americans, I intently watched, proud of the achievements made by our president,
President Nixon called “change the world the week (the week that changed the world). In fact, this sentence is still far too light.
President Nixon’s motorcade road in Beijing, the U.S. delegation.
In the span of a few decades, China has become the world’s second largest economy. Hundreds of millions of Chinese people out of poverty, and to participate in the global economy. Beijing, Shanghai and other cities, has become a noisy, fast-paced, all-weather commercial and cultural center. 2008 Olympic Games and World Expo in 2010, are very successful exhibition. Moreover, China as an emerging geopolitical, almost every one conference table has a place, almost every important institutions in the world, all play a role.
Therefore, there is no doubt that China today is completely different with the Chinese in 1972. Such a change first of all thanks to the hard work and firm will of the Chinese people and their leaders, but also people around the world to support and to help in their progress to encourage the same time, can be traced directly to 40 years ago that a week.
“Air Force One” (Air Force One)
Like the TV I rented in 1972. Then, and only one of the few channels available to select. In fact, I vaguely remember that time, we had three TV channels, I think, at that time, we may already have public television, but I’m not sure. Today, television channels up to over 900, but is increasing. A variety of channels, but also between China and our growth at an alarming rate.