• Short Summary

    THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA'S DECISION TO BOYCOTT THE ALGIERS AFRO-ASIAN SUMMIT CONFERENCE HAS RAISED NEW DOUBTS ON WHETHER THE MEETING WILL GO AHEAD AS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 5TH.

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    THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA'S DECISION TO BOYCOTT THE ALGIERS AFRO-ASIAN SUMMIT CONFERENCE HAS RAISED NEW DOUBTS ON WHETHER THE MEETING WILL GO AHEAD AS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 5TH. IN ALGIERS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), AN 8-HOUR MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE PREPARATORY COMMITTEE BROKE UP DEADLOCK ON THE PEKING PROPOSAL TO POSTPONE THE CONFERENCE INDEFINITELY. THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC AMBASSADOR ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT HIS COUNTRY WOULD BOYCOTT THE MINISTERIAL MEETING OF FOREIGN MINISTERS SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

    MEANWHILE PREPARATIONS ARE GOING AHEAD IN ALGIERS. WORKMEN ARE BUSY CLEANING, REPAINTING AND HANGING THE FLAGS OF THE VARIOUS NATIONS WHO ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND. THE ALGERIAN GOVERNMENT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT SO FAR SOME 43 STATES HAVE ACCEPTED INVITATIONS.

    IN A LETTER TO THE HEADS OF STATE RELEASED LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY), PREMIER CHOU EN-LAI SAID THE CONFERENCE WOULD ONLY EMBROIL THE PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES IN SERIOUS DISPUTES. THE LETTER - DATED OCTOBER 22ND - SAID CHINA WOULD BE COMPELLED TO ABSENT HERSELF FROM THE MEETING IF IT WAS CONVENED AS SCHEDULED DESPITE OPPOSITION FROM THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC AND SIX OTHER COUNTRIES.

    (THE 15-NATION PREPARATORY COMMITTEE BEGAN MEETING ON OCTOBER 14TH TO PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE MAIN CONFERENCE. IF HELD, IT WILL BE THE SECOND AFRO-ASIAN CONFERENCE. THE FIRST WAS HELD IN BANDUNG, INDONESIA IN 1955.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVACS00393ABJYJ6HQM71IO673EE
    Media URN:
    VLVACS00393ABJYJ6HQM71IO673EE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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