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    Chinese delegate Chai Shu-fan attacked the two super powers when he spoke at the United Nations Law of the Sea Conference in Caracas, Venezuela, on Tuesday (2 July).

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    Chinese delegate Chai Shu-fan attacked the two super powers when he spoke at the United Nations Law of the Sea Conference in Caracas, Venezuela, on Tuesday (2 July).

    In an angry speech Mr. Chai did not identify either power by name but he said the super power that "flaunts the banner of socialism" -- the Soviet Union -- was especially vicious in its tactics."
    He told the delegates of 150 nations who are meeting to work out a new international sea law treaty, that the Soviet Union and the United States were using the concept of the freedom of the seas to intimidate and threaten other countries. He accused the Soviet Union of trying to fulfil what he called "the wild Tsarist ambition of a century ago to dominate the seas".

    Mr. Chai declared that while clamouring for disarmament, the Soviet Union spared no effort to increase its naval strength. Under the pretext of friendship and aid it was using any tactics to obtain from other countries the right to use their ports or naval bases.

    In reply, the Soviet delegate accused Mr. Chai of using Rod Guard tactics of "demagogy and slander". He said Chine was attempting to impose its leadership on Third World countries -- a leadership which they did not, in fact, want.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA40ULEU0J9HY2SIXKL1MI30YTG
    Media URN:
    VLVA40ULEU0J9HY2SIXKL1MI30YTG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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