China and the US must come to terms with the fact that they cannot prevail over each other, said US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, warning that the conflict between the US and China will be “catastrophic, SCMP reported.
“We are in a difficult period now. I am confident the leaders on both sides will realise the future of the world depends on the two sides working out solutions and managing the inevitable difficulties,” he said. “There is no doubt many aspects of the evolution of China are challenging to the US. It never happened before that two major countries in different parts of the universe were in similar positions.”
As President Nixon’s national security adviser, who took over in 1969, Kissinger initiated the normalization of relations between the US and communist China. So, in 1972, Mr. Nixon visited China, where he met with the chair of the Communist Party of the country, Mao Zedong.