• Short Summary

    AS President Nixon neared the beginning of his visit to the People's Republic of China, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek in Taipei spoke to his National Assembly on Sunday (20 Feb) about recovering "our devastated territory."
    The 84-year-old General led the defeated Nationalist Chinese from the mainland to Taiwan in 1949.

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    AS President Nixon neared the beginning of his visit to the People's Republic of China, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek in Taipei spoke to his National Assembly on Sunday (20 Feb) about recovering "our devastated territory."
    The 84-year-old General led the defeated Nationalist Chinese from the mainland to Taiwan in 1949.

    In his speech he did not mention President Nixon's visit to Peking -- but warned that any appeasing action by foreign nations to seek a balance of power with Peking could not serve the cause of world peace.

    Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek also suggested to the assembly that they should choose a new person of "vigour and ability" to succeed him -- but he added he was willing to serve another term as President if it was required of him. Observers believe that if he desired another term, his re-election on March 20 would be a foregone conclusion.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA124SJ1BN0ZPM1UTVF6GFQP5HC
    Media URN:
    VLVA124SJ1BN0ZPM1UTVF6GFQP5HC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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