• Short Summary

    President Nixon's statement on friday that he "hopes and expects to visit China", coming in the wake of the friendly visit t the People's Republic of China by the US table tennis team, has increased the possibility of a change in US policy towards Taiwan.

  • Description

    President Nixon's statement on friday that he "hopes and expects to visit China", coming in the wake of the friendly visit t the People's Republic of China by the US table tennis team, has increased the possibility of a change in US policy towards Taiwan.

    The United States has treaty obligations to the Taiwan regime, and for more than twenty years has supported its claim to be the sole representative of the Chinese people at the United Nations.

    But recently the State Department suggested direct negotiations between Taiwan and the People's Republic over the sovereignty of Taiwan, something the Chiang Kai-Shek regime has never before looked like accepting.

    In this interview by the BBC Tokyo correspondent Bob Kearsley, Taiwan Foreign Minister Wei T'ao Ming showed no sign at all of accepting any progress to co-existence with the mainland.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5CSPITE9GLB1HWLK0C0LOS8SD
    Media URN:
    VLVA5CSPITE9GLB1HWLK0C0LOS8SD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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