William H. Baribault, President of Richard Nixon Foundationadmin
Cindy Chin attended the 40th anniversary of the US and China establishing diplomatic relations, which was celebrated with a special dinner hosted by the Nixon Foundation that was attended by members of the family of Richard Nixon, whose 1972 trip to China was the key step in normalizing relations between the two countries.
Edward Nixon, the youngest and the only surviving brother of Richard Nixon, and his nephew, Donald Nixon, attended the event.
Edward Nixon, 88, made a toast in honor of the younger generation.
“Why don’t we propose a toast to our children, worldwide. They have to pick up the mistakes that we make, and make it better,” he said.
When asked about his thoughts on the 40-year relationship between US and China, he said that there should be more exchanges and communication between the two countries.
“It’s just the beginning, we’ve just started, but the kids got to learn something, teach them, everything,” he said. “Bring them here to learn. We should go over there and learn and listen. Nobody talks until you hear everything.”