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Zhang Ham Zhi, Interpreter, Chinese Foreign Ministry, on:
her role in U.S. - China relations

Zhang Ham Zh I wasn't personally involved in Kissinger's first visit. I started to take part from Kissinger's second visit. That was October the same year, and actually at that time he was already preparing for President Nixon's visit. I was apart of the group in helping with the translation -- I wasn't really directly involved in the official negotiations. I was helping with lots of the interpreting then. That was a very interesting experience of course, considering that was twenty-seven years ago, and really ice-breaking between China and the U.S.

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