• Short Summary

    THE LATEST MOVES TO ADMIT THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC TO THE UNITED NATIONS WERE BACKED BY BRITAIN AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).

  • Description


    U.N. BUILDING: LORD CARADON SPEAKS (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: LORD CARADON: "SURELY, NO-ONE SERIOUSLY DOUBTS THAT THE MAIN QUESTION BEFORE US -- THE REPRESENTATIONS OF A COUNTRY WITH A POPULATION NEARLY A QUARTER OF THE POPULATION OF THE WHOLE WORLD -- IS IMPORTANT. I FIND IT DIFFICULT TO SEE HOW IT COULD POSSIBLY BE OTHERWISE REGARDED. IT IS IMPORTANT WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE 18 OF THE CHARTER, AND IT IS IMPORTANT IN EVERY OTHER SENSE. THE SEATING OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC IN THIS ASSEMBLY IS IMPORTANT TO THE PEOPLE OF CHINA, IT IS IMPORTANT TO THIS WORLD ASSEMBLY. I LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY WHEN THIS ASSEMBLY, BY THE NECESSARY MAJORITY REQUIRED BY THE CHARTER, WILL INVITE THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC TO TAKE ITS PLACE WITH US. I AM CONVINCED THAT THE DAY WILL COME. MAY IT NOT BE LONG POSTPONED. AND MAY AN OVERWHELMING VOTE THEN WIN A FAVOURABLE RESPONSE."




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    Background: THE LATEST MOVES TO ADMIT THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC TO THE UNITED NATIONS WERE BACKED BY BRITAIN AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY). BRITISH AMBASSADOR LORD CARADON SAID HIS COUNTRY LOOKED FORWARD TO THE TIME WHEN THE "OVERWHELMING" MAJORITY OF MEMBER STATES WOULD VOTE FOR CHINA'S ADMISSION.

    LORD CARADON FELT THAT THE CONTINUED EXCLUSION OF CHINA COULD ONLY DO GREAT HARM TO THE UNITED NATIONS.

    HIS SPEECH WAS INTERPRETED AS AN INDICATION THAT BRITAIN WOLD SUPPORT THE 15-NATION RESOLUTION CALLING FOR ADMISSION -- PROVIDING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THE 126-NATION GENERAL ASSEMBLY VOTES IN FAVOUR OF THE PROPOSAL:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5Y9WAJGOQAMV29ZWNZJUL3792
    Media URN:
    VLVA5Y9WAJGOQAMV29ZWNZJUL3792
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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