The People's Republic of chine has been admitted to the United Nations and Taiwan has been expelled.
GV & SV Street scenes in Taipei
SV Taiwan official reads statement in Chinese
SV Official (ENGLISH SOUND)
CU Newspaper headline ZOOM BACK TO People reading
TRANSCRIPT SEQ 3: REPORTER: "Doctor, in English, what are the main points of this announcement?"
SPOKESMAN: "We contributed to the United Nations, and we sea very clearly that the United Nations will be used as a place for subversion and infiltration of the Chinese communists."
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N.B. THE SOUND ON FILM INCLUDES A PORTION OF A STATEMENT BY A FOREIGN MINISTRY OFFICIAL IN CHINESE, AND REMARKS IN ENGLISH. A TRANSCRIPT OF THE ENGLISH FOLLOWS.
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Background: The People's Republic of chine has been admitted to the United Nations and Taiwan has been expelled. this was the result of a General Assembly vote on Chinese representation. The government of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek said no formal statement would be made immediately, in reaction to the United Nations' vote. Instead it referred to a statement issued in New York that the Taiwan U.N. delegation would take no further part in General Assembly business.
The Taiwan Foreign Minister, Chow Shu-kai, who lad his U.N. delegation from the Assembly before his nation was united, bitterly condemned the U.N. action.
On the surface, Taiwan and its people seamed to take the expulsion in stride. The government, although disappointed at the vote result, did foresee the possibility of expulsion and had prepared for it. Taiwan's Vice-President and Prime Minister, C.K. Yen. called an emergency meeting of Key Taiwan cabinet members shortly after the General Assembly vote result was announced.