Sino-French Normalization, 1964
On 27 January 1964, France and the People’s Republic of China officially established diplomatic relations. As the first major Western recognition of the PRC since 1950, contemporary observers called the event a "diplomatic nuclear explosion." This collection goes behind the scenes to explore French and Chinese policies in the lead up to normalization and the international reverberations that followed. See also the Digital Archive collection: China-Western Europe Relations.