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15/12/1978 United States will recognize communist China

In one of the most dramatic announcements of the Cold War, President Jimmy Carter stated that as of January 1, 1979, the United States will formally recognize the communist PCR and sever relations with Taiwan. The US reiterated the Shanghai Communiqué's acknowledgment that there is only one China and that Taiwan is a part of China.

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