Members of Cease Fire delegation arrive in Peiping (also known as Peking or Beijing), China. They seek to negotiate a peace between the Chinese Nationalist government led by Chiang Kai-shek and Communist insurgents led by Mao Tse-tung. Delegates descending from a airplane include: Walter C. Robertson, in charge of Chungking affairs for the US, Gen Yeh Chien-Ying of Chinese Communist Army, Gen. Cheng Kai-Ming of the Nationalist Forces. Leaders shake hands with the other persons. Leaders posing for a photograph.
A documentary titled 'President Nixon in China, A Journey for Peace' depicts historic visit of the U.S. President Richard M Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon to the People's Republic of China. President Nixon and Chinese dignitaries visit the Great Wall of China. A news reporter presents a special report from studio about the visit. President and First Lady Patricia depart from the White House in a ceremony. President Nixon waves hands and sits in his helicopter, which takes off from White House. Graphics show Air Force One landing on Beijing Airport. President Nixon and First Lady disembark from it and received by Premier Zhou Enlai. Members of the American delegation greeted and welcomed. Chinese military musicians play American national anthem as dignitaries review honor guard. Motorcades of dignitaries drive on roads of Beijing.
Historic visit of U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon to the People's Republic of China. President Nixon talks with Premier Zhou Enlai in Beijing. President with First Lady Pat Nixon, other delegates review an honor guard and shake hands with Chinese dignitaries. President with Enlai and party flies in the U.S. Air Force One for a resort city. The party visits a public park. President Nixon and Patricia Nixon wave hands during their departure from Beijing. A large welcoming crowd awaits Air Force One and cheers. President and dignitaries disembark. President Nixon addresses about his visit to China.
United States President Richard Nixon and First Lady Mrs Patricia Nixon on their tour to China meet Chinese leaders in Beijing. Mr and Mrs Nixon and Secretary of State William P. Rogers, escorted by Chinese officials climb the stairs of The Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The Chinese national leaders and dignitaries greet and welcome them, including first Premier of the PRC, Zhou Enlai. The dignitaries pose for a group photo and talk to each other.
United States President Richard Nixon and First Lady Mrs Patricia Nixon on their tour to the People's Republic of China. Images of area in Beijing taken from a hotel window of the visiting delegation. The U.S. national flag at the porch of a hotel in Beijing. Other buildings nearby the hotel. Most of the buildings with tapered roofs. Pedestrians walk on a street. Cars parked outside a building.
Opening scene shows formation of Japanese Mitsubishi G3M bombers in flight. View of bombardier at bomb sight inside a bomber. Bombs falling from the aircraft, upon the Chinese city of Shanghai, on a day in September, 1937. Ground level view of bomb exploding and Chinese civilians running for cover. A huge explosion throwing earth up. Aerial view of smoke rising from bomb strikes below. More ground views of bombs destroying structures. Chinese people fleeing across a bridge. Cluster of bombs falling from a Japanese airplane. More explosions and destruction. view from a G3M bomber, of others with bombs falling from them. View from above of civilians filling a street as they run for shelter. People on the ground rushing in all directions. Some are in horse-drawn carriages with luggage on top and other in rickshaws, apparently fleeing the city altogether. Bombing victims lying on the ground near destroyed structures. Heavy dark smoke rising from the attacks. Scene shifts to Japanese army officers entering the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo. Behind them is A Shinto Tori (Gate) and behind that, the monument (statue) of Omura Masujiro. Scene shifts again, to view of the Temple of Heaven, an ancient Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Peking (Beijing) China. Chinese agriculture. Crowds of Chinese people. Stone statue of traditional Chinese lion. Picture of 1851 oil-on-canvas painting by the German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, of Washington crossing the Delaware. Drawing of 15th century ship similar to one in Columbus'1492 voyage to America. Drawing of Roman Empire era building. Michelangelo’s statue of Moses. Drawing of ancient Egyptian pyramid and statue. Drawing of Chinese city and environs representing 4 thousand years ago. Extant ancient Chinese shrines and statues. Animated Relief map of China and surrounding countries of U.S.S.R., India,Burma,Thailand, Indo-China, Philippines, and Japan. Animation outlines China Proper. It also shows Manchuria and scenes from there of desolate mountainous land, with miners at work extracting raw materials. Mongolia and Sinkiang are outlined. The Gobi desert is seen with a long camel caravan crossing it. Closeup of nomads transporting animal skins by camel. The last region outlined is Tibet. The ice covered Himalayan mountains are shown. Buddhist monks praying in the courtyard of a shrine in Tibet. The Yellow, Si Kiang, and Yangtze Rivers are shown on the map. Views of Chinese sailing vessels.