Ronald Reagan drinks Maotai with Chinese president Li Xiannian during his 1984 China visit. Photo: AP

What happened when Ronald Reagan met Deng Xiaoping: Taiwan, a nuclear deal and Nancy

Archives reveal how it was the US president’s wife who attracted Deng’s attention during a reception at the Great Hall of the People

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Ronald Reagan drinks Maotai with Chinese president Li Xiannian during his 1984 China visit. Photo: AP
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