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Document of the Day: John Foster Dulles on China


On this day in 1959, John Foster Dulles, a primary architect of America’s cold war foreign policy during the 1950s, died. Dulles did not mince words when discussing the Communist nation of China. In an address on U.S. policy toward China, delivered in June 1957, he immediately casts the People’s Republic of China as an aggressive, violent, expansionist global threat that despises the United States for interfering with its moves toward global domination. He sums up the U.S. refusal to recognize China by stating that it is in the best interest of the United States to support “free” nations and contrary to U.S. interests to support Communist regimes. Therefore, he states, the United States is opposed to allowing China entrance into the United Nations and refuses to trade or converse with China. Click here for the full text of his address.

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