PRC-US Ambassadorial Talks

PRC-US Ambassadorial Talks (Chinese: 中美大使级会谈) were a series of meetings between the ambassadors of People's Republic of China and the United States from 1954 to 1970 when there were no diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Myślewicki Palace, the meeting place in Poland.
Plaque commemorating the talks at the entrance to the palace.

The first was held in Geneva, Switzerland, August 1st, 1955, between Wang Bingnan, PRC ambassador to Poland and U. Alexis Johnson, US ambassador to Czechoslovakia. Since 1958, the meetings began to be held in Myślewicki Palace, Warsaw, Poland between Wang Guoquan, PRC ambassador to Poland and Jacob D. Beam, United States Ambassador to Poland. After 1970, US began to contact PRC formally and substituted the meetings with other channels.[1]


  1. ^ Steven M. Goldstein, "Dialogue of the Deaf?: The Sino-American Ambassadorial-Level Talks, 1955–1970." in Robert S. Ross; Changbin Jiang (2001). Re-examining the Cold War: U.S.-China Diplomacy, 1954–1973. Harvard Univ Asia Center. pp. 200–37. ISBN 9780674005266.