At the continuing China debate in the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, delegates who support the entry of the People's Republic of China argued that a procedural resolution to admit the country only on a two-thirds majority should be rejected.
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: Mr Lazar Nojsov, delegate from Yugoslavia: "Mr President, the restoration of the lawful rights of the People's Republic of China in the United Nations is one of the most pressing problems not only of our organisation, but for the present international relations as a whole. The policy of isolation of the People's Republic of China which some countries have been pressing for the past two decades, guided primarily by their narrow interests and their desire to preserve their monopolistic position, is negatively influencing the relations in the world ... especially the position and prestige of the United Nations. It has become clear today that upon the solution of the question of the restoration of the rights of the People's Republic of China in great measure depends strengthening of the whole of the United Nations and the possibility to have it suitably become an effective instrument of the safeguarding of the peace and security as well as for the realisation of other aims enshrined in the Charter to which the distinguished representatives of almost all member states who have participated in the debate during the 25th cumulative sessions of the United nations pledged themselves".
SEQ. 4: Mr Salim A. Salim, representative from Tanzania: "Mr President, Tanzania is a co-sponsor of the draft resolution contained in document A/L/65. This draft, which we have submitted with 17 other delegations seeks to restore immediately all its rights to the People's Republic of China and to expel immediately the representative of Chiang Kai Shek from the United Nations as well as from the organisations related to it. The followers of Chiang Kai Shek have been occupying a seat at the United Nations illegally and they have managed to do this for the past 21 years primarily because of the diplomatic, military and economic protection and affection of a great power which is also permanent member of the Security Council."
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Background: At the continuing China debate in the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, delegates who support the entry of the People's Republic of China argued that a procedural resolution to admit the country only on a two-thirds majority should be rejected. The same delegates also argued against the Kuomintang Regime continuing to hold a seat at the United Nations -- the idea of "two China's" was not acceptable, they said, and the latter should be expelled.
Mr Lazar Mojsov, the delegate from Yugoslavia, said the continuing isolation of the People's Republic of China was a negative influence on world relations and the position and prestige of the United Nations.
Mr Salim A. Salim, the Tanzanian ambassador to the United Nations, told the Assembly that the Kuomintang Regime of Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek had illegally occupied its seat for the past 21 years. IT had managed this, he said, under the protection of a "great power" which was also a permanent member of the Security Council.
Although the United States of America has dropped opposition to entry by the People's Republic of China, a procedural draft to admit it only on a two-thirds majority is expected to be accepted by the Assembly. In recent weeks, Canada and Italy have recognised the People's Republic , and Canada has said it will vote for its admission to the United Nations at the end of the current debate. The closest previous vote against the People's Republic was a 47-47 tie in 1965 -- not enough for admission under the two-thirds majority required.