Editor-at-large James Chau interviews Beijing's top diplomat in Washington—Ambassador Cui Tiankai. He reflects on his personal experiences with Henry Kissinger’s secret mission to China in 1971, Deng Xiaoping and Jimmy Carter’s White House meeting in 1979, and how these pivotal events shaped the lives of both nations. "People of my generation still have the memory of poverty years ago, that's why we cherish today's life even more," Cui said, adding that the elimination of absolute poverty is a top priority for his country.
Part 1, Cui Tiankai: Phase One Agreement Boosts Confidence
Part 2, Cui Tiankai: All Countries are Equal
Part 3, Cui Tiankai: What Poverty Feels Like in China
Part 4, Cui Tiankai: We Have a Better Choice