Name Locale Remarks Date
Richard M. Nixon Shanghai, Peking, Hangchow State visit; met with Chairman Mao Tse-tung and Premier Chou En-lai. February 21–28, 1972
Gerald R. Ford Peking Official visit; met with Chairman Mao Tse-tung and Vice Premier Teng Hsiao-ping. December 1–5, 1975
Ronald Reagan Beijing, Xian, Shanghai State visit; met with President Li and Premier Zhao. April 26–May 1, 1984
George Herbert Walker Bush Beijing Met with President Yang and Prime Minister Li. Also met with Prince Sihanouk of Cambodia. February 25–27, 1989
William J. Clinton Xian, Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin, Hong Kong State visit. June 24–July 3, 1998
George W. Bush Shanghai Attended the APEC Summit Meeting. October 18–21, 2001
George W. Bush Beijing Met with President Jiang and Premier Zhu. February 21–22, 2002
George W. Bush Beijing Met with President Hu and Prime Minister Wen. November 20–21, 2005
George W. Bush Beijing Attended opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. Dedicated a new U.S. Embassy. Met with President Hu and Russian Prime Minister Putin. August 7–11, 2008
Barack Obama Shanghai, Beijing Met with President Hu, National People’s Congress Chairman Wu, and Premier Wen. Visited the Great Wall. November 15–18, 2009
Barack Obama Beijing Attended the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit Meeting and the Trans Pacific Partnership Leaders Meeting. November 10–12, 2014
Barack Obama Hangzhou Attended the G-20 Summit Meeting. September 3–5, 2016
Donald J. Trump Beijing Met with President Xi Jinping. State Dinner. November 8–10, 2017