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    NATIONALIST CHINA TODAY ACCUSED THE CHINESE COMMUNISTS OF BRAINWASHING THE TIBETAN PEOPLE IN AN ATTEMPT TO WIPE THEM OUT AS A DISTINCT NATIONALITY.

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    NATIONALIST CHINA TODAY ACCUSED THE CHINESE COMMUNISTS OF BRAINWASHING THE TIBETAN PEOPLE IN AN ATTEMPT TO WIPE THEM OUT AS A DISTINCT NATIONALITY.

    T. F. TSIANG, THE CHINESE NATIONALIST AMBASSADOR, MADE THE CHARGE IN THE 82-NATION GENERAL ASSEMBLY AS IT APPROACHED A VOTE ON A RESOLUTION CALLING FOR RESPECT FOR THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE TIBETAN PEOPLE AND THEIR CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS LIFE.

    IRELAND, WHICH MALAYA SPONSORED THE MILDLY WORDED RESOLUTION, WAS CONFIDENT IT WOULD EASILY WIN THE REQUIRED TSO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING, IT CONTAINS NO DIRECT REFERENCE TO COMMUNIST CHINA.

    ONE IRISH SOURCE PREDICTED THE ONLY NO VOTES WOULD BE CAST BY THE NINE-NATION SOVIET BLOC. THIS SOURCE SAID HE EXPECTED A STRONGER SHOWING THAN WHEN THE ASSEMBLY VOTED 43-11 WITH 25 ABSTENTIONS TO PUT THE ISSUE ON THE AGENDA.

    TOP DIPLOMATS OF THE SOVIET BLOC WALKED OUT OF THE ASSEMBLY HALL WHEN TSIANG TOOK THE ROSTRUM TO ACCUSE THE CHINESE COMMUNISTS OF INFLICTING ON THE TIBETAN PEOPLE SUFFERINGS GREATER THAN "ANY COLONIAL OR DEPENDENT PEOPLE IN ASIA OR AFRICA HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED."
    HE CHARGED THE CHINESE REDS WITH MAKING SYSTEMATIC WARFARE ON RELIGION AND RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS IN TIBET IN VIOLATION OF PROMISES TO THE TIBETAN PEOPLE.

    HE DECLARED TIBETAN YOUTHS WERE BEING INDOCTRINATED WITH COMMUNISM IN BOTH ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS WHERE FREE TUITION AND CLOTHING WERE OFFERED AS INDUCEMENTS FOR ATTENDANCE.

    "WITH SUCH A PROGRAM OF INDOCTRINATION AND BRAINWASHING," HE ADDED, "THE TIBETAN PEOPLE AS A DISTINCT NATIONALITY MAY DISAPPEAR."
    THE CHINESE COMMUNISTS, HE SAID, HAVE ENGAGED IN AN EXTENSIVE STRATEGIC ROAD BUILDING AND AIR FIELD CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM FOR MILITARY PURPOSES.

    HE SAID A BUILDUP OF THIS KIND ALONG WITH STRENGTHENED ARMED FORCES CONSTITUTE A MILITARY THREAT TO THE NEIGHBOURS OF RED CHINA.

    "NOW, IN TIBET, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MANY CENTURIES, WE HAVE THE BEGINNING OF AN ARMS RACE HE SAID.

    "NOW IN TIBET
    UNITED NATIONS--FIRST ADD NIGHT LEAD TIBET X X X HE SAID.

    "NOW IN TIBET, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ALL HISTORY, THERE IS A FORCE THAT CAN THREATEN THE LANDS ACROSS THE NIMALAYAS."
    RAFAEL URQUIA, THE AMBASSADOR FROM EL SALVADOR, SUGGESTED THAT THE ASSEMBLY CONSIDER CREATION OF A COMMISSION SIMILAR TO THAT NAMED TO GATHER INFORMATION ON THE 1956 HUNGARIAN REVOLT.

    HE RECALLED THAT EL SALVADOR SOUGHT IN VAIN NINE YEARS AGO TO GET THE UNITED NATIONS TO CONDEMN COMMUNIST CHINA FOR RENDING MILITARY FORCES INTO TIBET.

    HE SAID SUCH A COMMISSION OF POSSIBLE OUGHT TO MAKE AN ON-THE-SPOT INVESTIGATION. IF THE COMMISSION VERIFIED REPORTS OF ATROCITIES BY CHINESE COMMUNISTS, HE ADDED, THEN THE ASSEMBLY COULD "AT LEAST PASS A MORAL CONDEMNATION OF THE BARBARISM THAT HAS BECOME A SYMPTOM OF THE 20TH CENTURY."

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    Film ID:
    VLVABE5FGIWQTG83S9T8TJ13TPHAK
    Media URN:
    VLVABE5FGIWQTG83S9T8TJ13TPHAK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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