86. Note From President Carter to Vice President Mondale and Secretary of State Vance1

To Vice President, Sec Vance

I’ve decided it would be best for Zbig to go to China—perhaps as early as next month if it is mutually satisfactory with the Chinese.

We need to expedite the arrangements and plans.

  1. Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Office, Outside the System File, Box 46, China: Brzezinski, May, 1978, Trip: 11/77–5/17/78. Confidential. The note is handwritten by the President on White House stationery. At the bottom of the page, Carter wrote, “bcc: Dr. Brzezinski.”