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    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE, EXPLAINING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH PEKING, DECLARED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE ELYSEE PALACE IN PARIS ON JANUARY 31, THAT NEUTRALITY WAS THE ONLY SITUATION COMPATIBLE WITH PEACE FOR STATES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE, EXPLAINING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH PEKING, DECLARED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE ELYSEE PALACE IN PARIS ON JANUARY 31, THAT NEUTRALITY WAS THE ONLY SITUATION COMPATIBLE WITH PEACE FOR STATES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA. HE SAID THIS COULD NOT BE ACHIEVED WITHOUT AGREEMENT WITH THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.

    THE PRESIDENT EXPLAINED THAT HE HAD RECOGNISED THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC BECAUSE THE PEKING REGIME HAD BEEN THE EFFECTIVE GOVERNMENT OF THE CHINESE MAINLAND FOR MORE THAN 15 YEARS. HE SAID "THE WEIGHT OF EVIDENCE AND REASON" HAD CONVINCED FRANCE OF THE NEED TO NORMALISE RELATIONS. FOR, IN ASIA, THERE WAS NO POLITICAL REALITY CONCERNING CAMBODIA, LAOS, VIETNAM, INDIA, PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN, BURMA, KOREA, OR EVEN RUSSIA AND JAPAN, WHICH DID NOT INVOLVE CHINA. THE JOURNALISTS, NEARLY A THOUSAND-STRONG, ASSEMBLED IN THE STATE SALON OF THE ELYSEE PALACE, AND THE PRESIDENT DURING THE CONFERENCE.

    HE TOLD THE PRESSMEN SOF IN FRENCH

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    Film ID:
    VLVACKCY8Y8Z06JMV7P7XKUHYIYFJ
    Media URN:
    VLVACKCY8Y8Z06JMV7P7XKUHYIYFJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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