Additional Nixon-to-China moments?

Futurist

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This Wikipedia article contains a list of Nixon-to-China moments:

Nixon goes to China - Wikipedia

Among other things, it includes Chester Arthur's support for the Pendleton Act (which brought civil service reform into the US government), Dwight Eisenhower's confronting the military-industrial complex, Charles de Gaulle's support for Algerian independence, Lyndon Johnson's support for the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and the Israeli withdrawal from various Arab territories under right-wing Israeli Prime Ministers as additional Nixon-to-China moments. In turn, this makes me wonder--are there any additional Nixon-to-China moments that aren't actually mentioned in this article? If so, what are they?
 
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I guess Earl Warren could be added.

He had been a pretty solid conservative in California and approved of the Japanese Internment during WW II.

But on the Supreme Count after Eisenhower put him there he played a different role.
 

Kotromanic

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This could be considered something of a "reach", but John Adams had a reputation for being unimpressed with the post-revolutionary French regimes. Relative to the Jefferson-Madison faction of the House and Senate, Adams and the Federalists in general were considered sympathetic to the UK. Nonetheless, despite the insult of Talleyrand's expectation of bribery (tribute) from the U.S. government a few years' prior, late in Adams' first administration America reached an understanding with Napoleon's dictatorship.
 
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Chlodio

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Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Deng Xiaoping all coming out of their Communist Parties and becoming reformers.
 
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Futurist

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I guess Earl Warren could be added.

He had been a pretty solid conservative in California and approved of the Japanese Internment during WW II.

But on the Supreme Count after Eisenhower put him there he played a different role.
Yeah, Earl Warren's SCOTUS definitely got its fair share of hate. It didn't help that people were getting the impression that the Warren Court's jurisprudence was results-based rather than an honest attempt to understand and interpret the law.
 

Futurist

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Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Deng Xiaoping all coming out of their Communist Parties and becoming reformers.
Yep--though the first two much more than the latter one. Deng Xiaoping never actually allowed political liberalization in China.
 
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