1966 年“文化大革命”开始后，对外交往一度陷于停顿。1969 年春，我会恢复活动，工作范围不断扩大，为中日和中美关系发展发挥了特殊作用，友城工作和国际交往逐渐展开。
People-to-people Diplomacy in the Special Period
Since the Cultural Revolution started in 1966,China’s contacts with other countries almost came to a standstill for some time. In the spring of 1969, the Association resumed its activities. It steadily broadened its work, played a unique role in promoting China’s relations with Japan and the United States, and gradually moved to build friendship-city relations and carry out international exchanges.