Friday, April 4, 2014
China-South Dialogue, a China-based website operated by a Chinese journalist, invited me to comment on China-US diplomatic contact during my diplomatic career from 1964 to 2000. Most of this time was during the Cold War when there was little or no contact, at least in Africa, between Chinese and American diplomats. This situation began to change by the late 1980s. This short piece of oral history titled "Africa, China and Me" is an effort to show how this relationship evolved over the years. China-South Dialogue translated my contribution so that it is also available in Chinese.