I have yet to see a good explanation for why having diplomatic relations with China (and by the late 80’s, free trade agreements) is perfectly acceptable while doing the same with Cuba is unacceptable. Nor do I see why if such agreements and relations lead China in the direction of capitalism why they wouldn’t do the same for Cuba.
I agree. Relations with China should never have been normalized.
It was a huge mistake we pay for all the time and has and will seriously affect the long term freedom of the human race.
Nixon and Kissinger saved a tottering regime that had brought the country to madness.
Our overture propped them up and then provided the economic benefit to keep them in power and to make the claim that they, the Chinese Communist Party, brought wealth and property to China.