Chinanews.com, November 11 On November 30, local time, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger died at his home in Connecticut at the age of 11. On the same day, the official website of Kissinger Consulting Company issued a tribute, in which China was mentioned more than 29 times.

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On November 11, local time, Kissinger Consulting Company posted an article on its official website, reviewing Kissinger's life experience and achievements. China is mentioned more than 29 times in the eulogy. Kissinger, a "China expert" who has dealt with China for more than 10 years, is known as an "old friend of the Chinese people" and has also set foot on Chinese soil many times.

"During the Nixon and Ford administrations, Kissinger served as U.S. National Security Adviser and then Secretary of State, setting some of the most important policies of both administrations. He played an important role in China's opening up to the Western world and was a leading voice in the détente between the West and the Soviet Union during the Cold War, reflecting his belief in the balance of power as the credo of the global order. The eulogy states.

The eulogy refers to Kissinger as "an 'architect' of an era of lasting peace, stability, prosperity and global order," saying he has had a significant impact on generations from the United States to Europe and China.

The eulogy also cites Chinese President Xi Jinping's important speech on U.S.-China relations on September 2015, 9, when he attended a welcome dinner jointly hosted by the local government and U.S. friendship groups in Seattle, Washington, USA. In his speech, Xi Jinping said, "Dr. Kissinger said in his book World Order: 'Each generation should be judged by whether they face up to the grandest and most important problems of human society'...". Xi Jinping also said in his speech, "Let us join hands to jointly create a better future for China-US relations." ”

At Harvard, Kissinger's most passionate career was perhaps the International Symposium he founded in 1952, which lasted until 1969. Each year, about 40 foreign dignitaries attend the seminar. Through the seminars, Kissinger has also accumulated a wide range of diplomatic resources, and he can carry out diplomatic contacts with dignitaries in China, Europe, Latin America, and other countries and regions.

On November 2019, 11, the 21 Innovation Economy Forum was held in Beijing, and Henry Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State and Honorary Chairman of the Innovation Economy Forum, attended and spoke at the "Special Session - Dialogue: Dr. Kissinger" session.

The eulogy notes that Kissinger led the U.S. government's historic effort to open up relations with China — ultimately opening the door to greater stability between the two countries, more prosperity for both peoples, and the first normalization of relations between the two countries in decades. In 1971, Kissinger made two secret visits to China, laying the foundation for Nixon's visit to China in 1972.

"The 'triangular relationship' between the United States, the Soviet Union, and China was itself a form of pressure on each of them, and we carefully maneuvered so that we could get as close as possible to each other," Kissinger said. Kissinger's belief in the power of the "triangle" as a diplomatic tool can be seen in his negotiations with China and the Soviet Union at about the same time.

Kissinger published 21 books during his lifetime, including "World Order" in 2014, "Foreign Affairs" in 1994 (which has become required reading in international affairs and U.S. diplomacy), "On China" in 2011, and memoirs covering his experiences in the White House and as secretary of state.

Finally, the eulogy notes that Kissinger is an international statesman, a lifelong scholar, a masterful negotiator, and an "architect" of an era of lasting peace, stability, prosperity, and global order – from the United States to China, and his influence on generations cannot be underestimated.