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    Canada formally proposed Wednesday (November 23) that representative of the People's Republic of China and of Taiwan both be seated in the United Nations.

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    Canada formally proposed Wednesday (November 23) that representative of the People's Republic of China and of Taiwan both be seated in the United Nations. Paul Martin, the Canadian Minister of External affairs, made the proposal during his nation's statement in the United Nations General Assembly "China Debate." Mr. Martin also proposed that the People's Republic of China be seated in the Security Council.

    "The essence of the position which we have been advocating is that representatives of both governments should be seated in this Assembly. This could be done as an interim solution pending the settlement of the jurisdictional dispute between the two governments. We believe that such an interim solution should be reflected in all the organs of the UN and the specialized agencies. I would also go one step further than this, Mr. President, and suggest that if the study committee is to make a realistic appraisal of the problem it should include in its recommendations some reference to the Security Council. I realize full well that the Assembly cannot impose its views on the Security Council. I do not think however that any creditable proposal for a solution of this issue can afford to ignore the problem of the disposition of the Chinese seat in the Security Council. Mr. President, it was with these practical requirements in mind that the Canadian delegation in the course of consultations we have held suggested the following guide lines as a basis for a reasonable interim solution. First, the participation of the republic of China in the UN General Assembly as the member representing the territory over which it exercises effective jurisdiction. Second, the participation of the People's Republic of China in the UN General Assembly as the member representing the territories over which it exercises effective jurisdiction. Third, the participation of the People's Republic of China in the Security Council as a permanent member.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEOU6S04KC54U6991W31M5W681
    Media URN:
    VLVAEOU6S04KC54U6991W31M5W681
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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