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    The People's Republic of China accused what it called imperialist countries of plundering small nations under the guise of trade in an address to the third United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Santiago on Thursday (21 April).

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    The People's Republic of China accused what it called imperialist countries of plundering small nations under the guise of trade in an address to the third United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Santiago on Thursday (21 April).

    China's delegation leader, Chou Hua-min, blamed the economic backwardness of Asian, African and Latin American countries on "oppression and plunder by imperialism and colonialism." He said the third world had won important victories to liquidate these forces, but that imperialism and reactionaries were bound to obstruct the struggle for complete independence by the developing nations.

    In a sustained attack on the United States, Mr. Chou said, "The United States of America, relying on its economic strength which swelled after World War Two, has carried out aggression and expansion everywhere and set up military bases abroad on a massive scale in vain attempts to stamp out the revolution of the oppressed peoples and nations and achieve world hegemony."
    The Chinese delegate said that China's economic development had not yet reached a high level, but "like the overwhelming majority of Asian, African and Latin American countries, China is a developing country and belongs to the third world."
    SYNOPSIS: On Thursday in Santiago, the delegate from the People's Republic of China addressed the third United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. China's delegation leader, Chou Hua-min, told a crowded auditorium that countries big or small should be equal. Appealing for equality and mutual benefit in international trade he declared: "We firmly oppose the imperialists who, under the disguise of trade, control and plunder other countries and seek various selfish means to seize important resources, extort huge profits and obstruct the economic development of other countries." Mr. Chou supported the aspirations and proposals of Asian, African and Latin American countries to break the monopoly by a few. The Chinese delegate blamed the economic backwardness of developing countries on what he called the "oppression and plunder of imperialism and colonialism". Urging the third world to become more self-reliant, he said that "independence and self-reliance do not mean self-sufficiency and seclusion."
    Mr. Chou carried out a sustained attack against the United States, saying the U.S. "has carried out aggression and expansion everywhere and set up military bases on a massive scale." He accused the United States of forcing down prices of raw materials, monopolising monetary affairs and plundering the resources and wealth of other countries. "Last year", Mr. Chou continued, "the United States introduced the new economic policy shifting its financial and monetary crisis on to others and causing serious damage to developing countries." In his concluding remarks, the Chinese delegate said that China provides some friendly countries with aid, but the People's Republic of China never regard such aid as "unilateral alms." Aid-giving countries, Mr. chou said, "should strictly respect the sovereignty of recipient countries, attach no conditions ask for no privileges."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2D2RXFGCXOPTIMI519UZBBQWF
    Media URN:
    VLVA2D2RXFGCXOPTIMI519UZBBQWF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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