Year(s) Discussed: 1974-1975
In memory of the late George H W Bush, this special episode takes a look at his tenure as US Envoy to China. In the wake of Watergate, George Bush’s future is uncertain until he receives an offer from the new President to serve as the nation’s representative to China. In a newly created diplomatic post with unfamiliar partners, Bush throws himself headlong into his new post and life in Beijing and, in so doing, gains invaluable experience to prepare him for what lies ahead in his own future. Sources used for this episode can be found at http://presidencies.blubrry.com.
Featured Image: “George Bush as United States Liaison to China; 1974-1975” [c. 1975], courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration and Wikipedia