When the United Nations begins its session on Tuesday (21 September), one of the major issues for debate will be the question of the possible admission of the People's Republic of China to the world body.
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CU Mr. S.K. Chow, Prime Minister of Taiwan inter-viewed
TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 2): MR. CHOW: "The Chinese Communists are conjurers. They are playing a game of poker. We are playing a game of bridge. They try to use the bluff, we are trying to be scientific, rational and logical."
REPORTER: "Would your Government be willing to be in the United Nations with the People's Republic of China, with the Peking Government. Could you co-exist there?"
MR. CHOW: "Well, we cannot co-exist with the regime in general, but the hypothesis I do not quite accept. I don't think it would be admitted, especially admitted in (INAUDIBLE) terms, and so I think that is hypothetical question I cannot really visualise."
REPORTER: "The American ambassador to the United Nations Mr. Bush has said that it is possible, indeed probable, that if Communist China was admitted to the United Nations it would be given the seat on the Security Council. Now if you were to remain in the U.N. how would you feel about China being given the Security Council seat?"
MR. CHOW: "Well, that would be a violation of the Charter of the Units Nations, the Charter states explicitly in Article 23 that the Republic of China is a permanent member, so if the membership of the U.N. should disregard the Charter that would spell the end of the U.N. itself."
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Background: When the United Nations begins its session on Tuesday (21 September), one of the major issues for debate will be the question of the possible admission of the People's Republic of China to the world body.
On Sunday in New York, on NBC's "Meet the Press", Taiwan Prime Minister S.K. Chow spoke out strongly against this idea, showing there have been no apparent change in Taiwan's attitude despite the alteration in policy towards the People's Republic by the Untied States.