Jimmy Carter and Deng Xiaoping at the White House in 1979. Few Chinese people would now question the wisdom of Carter's decision on normalisation. Photo: AP Jimmy Carter and Deng Xiaoping at the White House in 1979. Few Chinese people would now question the wisdom of Carter's decision on normalisation. Photo: AP
Jimmy Carter and Deng Xiaoping at the White House in 1979. Few Chinese people would now question the wisdom of Carter's decision on normalisation. Photo: AP

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Jimmy Carter and Deng Xiaoping at the White House in 1979. Few Chinese people would now question the wisdom of Carter's decision on normalisation. Photo: AP Jimmy Carter and Deng Xiaoping at the White House in 1979. Few Chinese people would now question the wisdom of Carter's decision on normalisation. Photo: AP
Jimmy Carter and Deng Xiaoping at the White House in 1979. Few Chinese people would now question the wisdom of Carter's decision on normalisation. Photo: AP
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