Japan yesterday (September 27) called for "two Chinas" representation at the United Nations. The call?
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: MR. AICHI: "It is highly desirable that the Government of the People's Republic of China cooperate with all countries of the world for the establishment of lasting world peace. In this sense, we consider participation in the United Nations meaningful and welcome it.
"However, it is also a fact that there exists in Taiwan the Government of the Republic of China ruling a population of over 13 million. Should this fact be ignored, it would upset the international balance prevailing in the Far East and intensify the tensions, rather than bring about the relaxation of tensions in that part of the world.
"With these considerations, the Government of Japan has decided to co-sponsor the resolution requesting to decide as an important question under Article 18 of the Charter whatever proposal that may result in depriving the Government of the Republic of China of its representation in the United Nation, and also the resolution to affirm the right of representation of the Government of the People's Republic of China, to recommend that it should be seated in the Security Council as a permanent member, and at the same time to affirm the continued right of representation of the Government of the Republic of China."
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Background: Japan yesterday (September 27) called for "two Chinas" representation at the United Nations. The call was made by the Chairman of the Japanese delegation to the U.N., Mr. Kiichi Aichi. who told the General Assembly that Japan had decided to co-sponsor the United States' resolution on the issue -- that the People's Republic of China be admitted to the General Assembly and the Security Council, while Taiwan retained its spot in the Assembly. This film covers the relevant points of Mr. Aichi's speech.