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Mar. 1

President Chiang Kai-shek resumed the presidency in Taipei.
Apr. 21

The U.S. announced its assignment of the military assistance advisory group (MAAG) to Taiwan.
Feb. 3

President Eisenhower announced the deneutralization of the Taiwan Strait.
Dec. 2

The Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty was signed in Washington.
Mar. 16

U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles visited Taipei.
Oct. 23

President Chiang and U.S. Secretary of State Dulles issued a joint communique reaffirming solidarity and stating that Kinmen and Matsu islands were closely related to the defense of Taiwan under present conditions.
June 18-19 President Eisenhower visited Taipei.
Dec. 1

The first atomic reactor under U.S. assistance installed in the National Tsing Hua University at Hsinchu.
Mar. 14

U.S. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Taipei.
Sept. 1

The Council for International Economic Cooperation and Development (CIECD) was inaugurated to replace the Council for U.S. Aid in Taipei.
Apr. 9

The U.S. and China concluded in Taipei an accord to establish a Sino-American fund for economic and social development in Taiwan.
July 1
The U.S. phased out economic aid to Taiwan.
Jan. 1

U.S. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey visited Taipei.
Aug. 1-2

U.S. Secretary of State William P. Rogers visited Taipei.
Jan. 2 and
Aug. 26
Vice President Spiro T. Agnew visited Taipei.
July 9 - 11

President Nixon's Assistant for National Security Affairs Henry Kissinger and Premier Chou En-lai held talks in Peking.
July 14
Memorandum  to President Nixon: Henry Kissinger: "My talks with Chou En-lai."
Oct. 20 - 25
Henry Kissinger visited Peking to arrange the agenda and itinerary to Nixon's forthcoming trip to Communist China.
Oct. 25

U.N. voted to admit Communist China, expel Nationalist delegates. Resolution 2758.  Roll call votes.
Feb. 20-27

President Nixon arrived in mainland China for an eight-day visit, which he called a "journey for peace."  A joint communique issued in Shanghai pledged that both parties would work for a normalization of relations.
May 14

Liaison offices were opened in Washington and Beijing. David K.E. Bruce was the first director in Beijing.
October 21

George Bush was the head of Liaison Office in Beijing.
May 6
Thomas S. Gates, Jr. entered on duty as Director of Liaison Office in Beijing.
Dec. 8

American business leaders formed a U.S.-R.O.C. Economic Council in Chicago.
Dec. 15

Joint communiques issued in Washington and Beijing announce establishment of US-PRC diplomatic relations and termination of US-ROC ties and Mutual Defense Treaty.
Dec. 22

Sen. Barry Goldwater and 14 other legislators file suit in US District Court to prevent termination of ROC Mutual Defense Treaty.
Dec. 27-28

US delegation, led by Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher, confers in Taipei on future ROC-US relations.
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