HENRY AFRED KISSINGER
Dr. Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State, receiving the Eagle Statue for Outstanding Contribution Award in Diplomacy from Colin Wu, Exe. Vice Chairman of US China Business Association.
He is a well-known American political scientist, diplomat, and businessman. A recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, he served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. During 1969 and 1977, he pioneered the policy of détente with the Soviet Union, carefully orchestrated the opening of relations with the People's Republic of China, and ended American involvement in the Vietnam War. Kissinger has unique strategic vision & deep historic insight, he creatively put forward the theory of the global balance of power.
Dr. Kissinger maintains close personal friendship with four generations of Chinese leaders Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao. From his first mysterious ice-breaking trip to China in 1971 to his recent visit commemorating 40th anniversary of President Nixon's visit to China, he has been to China more than 70 times. All leaders in China highly commend Dr. Kissinger for his significant contribution to the improvement and development of the Sino-US China relations.