U.S.-China Agreements Pen

Washington, D.C. 1979

As part of this historic opening of U.S.-China relations, Vice-Premier Deng Xiaoping of the People's Republic of China came to Washington, DC, for a State visit with President Carter in January 1979. On January 29, the two leaders signed an Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology and a Cultural Agreement. Additional agreements were signed covering areas such as education, agriculture, and space exploration. This pen was used by President Carter to sign the China agreements on January 29, 1979.

  • Source/Credit: Gift of the children of Herbert J. Hansell
  • Catalog Number: 2017.0052.70
  • Created: 1979
  • Acquired: 2017

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