Mr. William Rogers, United States Secretary of State, appealed to U.N. members on Monday (4?
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: ROGERS: "Our desire to lay the foundations for such co-operation is in no way lessened by our polices of seeking to improve relations with the People's Republic of China, and we have taken due note of the Soviet Foreign Minister's statement...The Soviet Union regards the normalisation of our relations with she People's Republic of China as a natural development. On the seating of the People's Republic of China there's widespread agreement in this body. This assembly does however face a related and momentous issue....it could become the first assembly in the United Nations history to take action to expel a member...an action which would have the effect of expelling 14 million people from its counsel. The path of expulsion is perilous. To open it for one, would be to open it for many, so the United States and 16 other countries have introduced a resolution which would seat the People's Republic of China as a permanent member of the Security Council while proving representation both for it, and for the Republic of China, in the General Assembly."
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Background: Mr. William Rogers, United States Secretary of State, appealed to U.N. members on Monday (4 October) to seat the People's Republic of China in the General Assembly and Security Council, and at the same time to preserve the existing Chinese representation from Taiwan. Mr. Rogers said he believed it hazardous to predict that Peking would implement its refusal to take the seats unless the representatives of Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek's Regime were expelled, and also warned that one expulsion cold set a precedent for many. However, there was, he thought, hope that the People's Republic of China might not oppose dual seating if the world body voted this way.