313. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to the Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality (Train)1 2


  • Environmental Cooperation with the People’s Republic of China

It was very helpful of you to have detailed a number of eco!ogical matters where we might seek to establish cooperative programs with the People’s Republic of China, as outlined in your memo of January 4. While, as you note, at the present time there is little evidence of Chinese interest in environmental cooperation, it is certainly useful for us to keep possible areas of mutual interest in mind.

We will certainly keep these ideas in mind as we proceed With planning for the President’s trip.

Henry A. Kissinger
  1. Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 217, CEQ I. No classification marking. Haig signed for Kissinger.
  2. Kissinger thanked Train for his suggestions on possible environmental cooperation with China and promised to “keep them in mind,” but agreed that there was little evidence that the Chinese were interested in environmental cooperation.