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    IN A KEY SPEECH AT THE OPENING OF A SOUTH EAST ASIA TREATY ORGANISATION (SEATO) CONFERENCE IN LONDON ON TUESDAY (27 APRIL), THE UNITED STATES' SECRETARY OF STATE, MR.

  • Description

    1.
    GV GUARDS PRESENT ARMS
    0.08

    2.
    GV DIGNITARIES SALUTE
    0.13

    3.
    SV ONLOOKERS
    0.14

    4.
    SV PAN FLAGS OF SEATO NATIONS.
    0.22

    5.
    SV ROGERS SPEAKS. (SOUND)
    2.35


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 5: ROGERS: "ALTHOUGH A SMALL STEP BY ITSELF, I BELIEVE IT IS A VERY SIGNIFICANT STEP. MANY MOTIVES HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED TO THE MOVE. SOME SAY IT IS PART OF THE GENERAL DIPLOMATIC CAMPAIGN FOR INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION. OTHERS, THAT IT WAS MAINLY A REACTION TO PEKING'S DIFFERENCES WITH THE SOVIET UNION, OR TO AN EFFORT, AS A LEADING SOVIET JOURNAL HAS CHARGED, ON THE PART OF THE PEOPLES' REPUBLIC OF CHINA, TO BECOME A WORLD'S MAIN SUPER-POWER. WHATEVER THE MOTIVE, WE WELCOME THE CHINESE OVERTURES. PREMIER CHOU EN LAI SAID IT WOULD OPEN A NEW PAGE. FOLLOWED BY AN APPROPRIATE RESPONSE TO THE UNITED STATES' DECISIONS ON TRADE CURRENCIES AND VISAS ANNOUNCED BY PRESIDENT NIXON ON APRIL 14, THIS COULD, WE BELIEVE, LEAD TO A NEW CHAPTER IN OUR RELATION-SHIPS, WITHOUT IN ANY WAY DENEGATING OUR TREATY COMMITMENTS TO THE PEOPLE OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA. MR. CHAIRMAN, LET ME CONCLUDE BY SAYING THAT WE BELIEVE THAT THE PEOPLES' REPUBLIC OF CHINA HAS A GROWING ROLE TO PLAY IN ASIA. THE AIM OF OUR POLICY IN NOT TO DENY THAT ROLE BUT TO ENCOURAGE IT....ENCOURAGE IT TO BE CONSTRUCTIVE RATHER THAN DESTRUCTIVE. OUR POLICY MUST BE CAREFULLY AND REALISTICALLY IMPLEMENTED, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE RESPONSE OF THE PEOPLES' REPUBLIC OF CHINA, AND OTHER FOREIGN POLICY CONSIDERATIONS. BUT, IN SUCH A POSITIVE POLICY WE BELIEVE LIES THE BEST LONG-RANGE HOPE FOR THE KIND OF ASIA THAT WE IN SEATO WOULD ALL LIKE TO SEE...AN ASIA WHICH RESPECTS AND ACCOMMODATES POLITICAL DIVERSITY...AN ASIA DEVOTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF ITS PEOPLE...AN ASIA AT PEACE. THANK YOU MR. CHAIRMAN. (APPLAUSE)."




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    Background: IN A KEY SPEECH AT THE OPENING OF A SOUTH EAST ASIA TREATY ORGANISATION (SEATO) CONFERENCE IN LONDON ON TUESDAY (27 APRIL), THE UNITED STATES' SECRETARY OF STATE, MR. WILLIAM ROGERS, WELCOMED RECENT CHINESE OVERTURES TO "THE WEST", WHATEVER THEIR MOTIVES. HE SAID HE BELIEVED THESE MOVES WERE A SMALL BUT SIGNIFICANT STEP WHICH COULD LEAD TO A NEW CHAPTER IN AMERICAN-CHINESE RELATIONS. MR. ROGERS' ADDRESS FOLLOWED THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE BY BRITAIN'S PRIME MINISTER, MR. HEATH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7P6EA6E6CY01UYO6O4B95NQ25
    Media URN:
    VLVA7P6EA6E6CY01UYO6O4B95NQ25
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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