At the United Nations on Monday (15 November), the delegation from the People's Republic of China was formally welcomed to the General Assembly by General Assembly President, Mr.
GV EXT. U.N. building, New York, ZOOM IN TO Chinese delegation arriving
SV Malik seated in General Assembly
SV Chinese delegation members shaking hands with other members (2 shots)
GV Assembly ZOOM TO Malik speaking
GV George Bush speaking
SV, GV Chinese delegate speaking (Chinese throughout) - delegates applauding
TRANSCRIPT SEQ 4: MALIK SPEAKING: This morning, the delegation of the People's Republic of China is seated for the first time in the General Assembly. As President of the General Assembly, I take great pleasure in welcoming the delegation of the People's Republic of China. This is an historic occasion. The People's Republic of China is now beginning its participation in the work of the principal inter-Governmental organisation in the world today. Undoubtedly, by this participation, the United Nations will be strengthened in its effectiveness. (applause)
SEQ 6: GEORGE BUSH SPEAKING: The United States joins in welcoming to the United Nations, the representatives of the People's Republic of China, Vice-Minister Chiao, Ambassador (indistinct) and their colleagues. Their presence here makes the United Nations more reflective of the world as it exists and we hope that it will contribute to the organisation's potential for harmonizing the action of nations. The issues of principle that divided the General Assembly in recent weeks were deeply felt and they were indeed hard-fought. Those differences should not obscure the proposition on which nearly all of us, including the United States Government, agree, that the moment of history has arrived for the People's Republic of China to be in the United Nations. (applause)
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Background: At the United Nations on Monday (15 November), the delegation from the People's Republic of China was formally welcomed to the General Assembly by General Assembly President, Mr. Jacob Malik.
The American Ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. George Bush, was among the delegates who wished the new delegation well.
Then the Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister, Mr. Chiao Kuan-Hua, replied to the welcoming speeches, saying that they had "deeply moved" his delegation. He then declared his country's determination to regain Taiwan, and spoke at length on what he termed "Israeli Zionism" and imperialism, raking the policies of both the United States and Soviet Governments.