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THE ARCHIVE OF AMBASSADOR KENNETH M. QUINN
FROM THE MISSISSIPPI TO THE MEKONG
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A Revealing Trip to China: An Unexpected Meeting with Deng Xiaoping

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Amb. Quinn recalls how the year of 1979 provided him a remarkable array of foreign policy experiences while assigned to the Governor of Iowa’s office including the Boat People Refugee Conference Geneva, the visit of Pope John Paul II to Des Moines and, most unexpected of all: a personal meeting with Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, at which China’s Paramount Leader makes some remarkably candid observations.

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