A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 6, 1972

THERE is a kaleidoscopic quality about the events and the trip," White House Correspondent Jerrold Schecter cabled from Peking last week. "Each moment fixed, then whirling on to a new sensation. This has been a week of sights and sounds."

For Schecter, Washington Bureau Chief Hugh Sidey and TIME-LIFE Photographer John Dominis, capturing the sights and sounds of President Nixon's visit to China last week meant exhausting 18-hour days of reporting. Each day Sidey and Schecter followed the President and Mrs. Nixon through their busy official schedule. When the First Family paused occasionally to catch its breath, our reporters traveled to Chinese...

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