Postmaster General John F. Kennedy’s letter to Congress outlining his efforts to promote American businesses in China in 1960 was one of the first attempts to address the nation’s growing economic problems and the United States’ relative lack of influence in the communist regime.
Kennedy outlined his vision for American businesses to open up in the country, describing a series of initiatives aimed at making the country a “global hub for innovation.”
The letter noted that many of those initiatives would be pursued by American businesses that had not previously established themselves in China.
“These enterprises should be able to demonstrate that they are capable of successfully attracting foreign capital and thereby becoming successful,” Kennedy wrote.
The Postmaster-General’s efforts “will be a vital source of American export success for the long term, and this success will depend, in part, upon the ability of American enterprises to make effective use of the new capabilities that will be available to them.”
Kennedy’s letter, which was declassified this week by the National Archives, is one of just a handful of documents that reveal the extent of the U.S. government’s support for the communist-controlled government during Kennedy’s presidency.
The letter is also one of only two letters to Congress that was released publicly during President Donald Trump’s administration.
It was signed by Kennedy, his wife and daughter, Jacqueline Kennedy, who had previously served as the White House’s first lady.
It was addressed to Senators John Warner (D-Va.) and William H. Sherman (D/Va.), as well as to Sen. Joe Biden (D) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D).
The letter was published by the Washington Post in 1962 and is believed to have been written during Kennedy and his wife’s two terms as First Lady.
It reads: “I have heard from many in the foreign policy community that they would like to see you as a partner in a joint initiative.
President Donald Trump has been quick to defend his predecessor, calling Kennedy’s efforts a “great idea” and praising his wife, who was a “very strong advocate for American business.” “
If we can be as successful as possible as you have been, the result will be for the whole world that we have a great deal to gain from working together.”
President Donald Trump has been quick to defend his predecessor, calling Kennedy’s efforts a “great idea” and praising his wife, who was a “very strong advocate for American business.”
Trump, who has taken a tough stance on China, said during a visit to the Vatican in March that he hoped his presidency would bring the country to the same level of prosperity it has enjoyed under his predecessor.
“I hope that I am able to achieve the same kind of success, and I believe it will happen,” Trump said.
“I believe it’s very possible.”
In his letter, Kennedy detailed a series, which would include a push for American companies to invest in a “knowledge and innovation hub” in China that would be set up in cooperation with the Chinese government.
The plan called for American-owned firms to establish “research and development centers” in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and China.
The goal of these centers would be to create “an intellectual hub for knowledge and innovation” that would allow American companies “to attract the best people from abroad.”
The United States would be providing “instructions, equipment and training” to Chinese companies in the “development of high-tech and advanced research,” Kennedy explained.
The letter also outlined plans for a U.N. mission to help the country develop its own military, but said it was also important to provide “technical assistance” to “China in the development of its own armed forces.”
The letter, dated May 9, 1962, also outlined Kennedy’s plan for the United Nations, which included the creation of an International Organization of Universities.
It said that the goal of the organization would be “to help to promote and improve international education.”
The document was published on the Internet Archive website by The Washington Post, which is one year old.
The National Archives did not respond to requests for comment about the Kennedy letter.
During his tenure, President Kennedy, a Democrat, pushed for greater U.O. involvement in international affairs.
In addition to the letter, he also launched a U