Canada and Albania have entered the continuing debate on whether or not the People's Republic of China should be admitted to membership of the United Nations.
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Background: Canada and Albania have entered the continuing debate on whether or not the People's Republic of China should be admitted to membership of the United Nations.
On Friday (13th November) Canada's representative, Ambassador Yvon Beaulne, said he would vote for the Republic's admission and the expulsion of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek's regime, as well as supporting a resolution before the Assembly to have representation made subject to a two-thirds majority decision. However, he also made it clear that this might be the last time Canada would support this procedural device. Speaking to the General Assembly, Mr. Beaulne said his government looked forward to the time when the People's Republic of China would be seated in the Assembly and Security Council. Last year Canada abstained from voting on the issue.
The Albanian representative, deputising for Foreign Minister Halim, supported the admission of the Republic, but added that collusion between the United States and Soviet interests was serving to push forward the Taiwan cause. Albania is one of 16 countries which has sponsored the resolution to admit Peking. Like the others, it admits they would have a good chance of success in the voting if they dropped their demand for the removal of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek's Taiwan regime from the U.N. This was considered unfeasible as the People's Republic of China would be unlikely to send delegates from Peking if Taiwan continued to be represented.