The Deputy Foreign Minister of the Chinese People's Republic, Chiao Kuan-hua, used his speech in the general debate at the United Nations on Tuesday (3 October) for a sharp attack on the Soviet Union.
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CHAIO (TRANSLATED): We say that, as the first step towards the complete prohibition and thorough destruction of nuclear weapons, agreement should first be reached on the non-use of nuclear weapons. And we have publicly declared that at no time and in no circumstances will China be the first to use nuclear weapons. This fully shows that China is developing nuclear weapons for defensive purposes and with the aim of breaking the nuclear monopoly and proceeding from there to eliminating nuclear weapons. If the Soviet Union entertains the same defensive purposes, as it has claimed, why does the Soviet representative not dare to come up to this rostrum and make a similar declaration. How can it make people believe its big talk for the permanent prohibition of the use of nuclear weapons to be sincere when it, while mouthing such prohibition, is constantly brandishing the nuclear weapon; obdurately opposing the possession and development of nuclear weapons by countries with few or no nuclear weapons; feverishly improving and developing its own nuclear weapons and deploying them at the gates of other countries.
Big talk is useless.
The proposal of the Soviet Government, no matter how much it is couched in diplomatic language, has the intent of making all oppressed nations and people tamely submit to the nuclear threat of the one or two nuclear powers.
This hoax should not be allowed to continue.
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Background: The Deputy Foreign Minister of the Chinese People's Republic, Chiao Kuan-hua, used his speech in the general debate at the United Nations on Tuesday (3 October) for a sharp attack on the Soviet Union.
Mr Chiao told General Assembly delegates that the recent Soviet-American agreement to limit strategic arms could by no means be regarded as a step towards nuclear disarmament.
He went on to condemn the Soviet Union's proposal - to be discussed in this year's General Assembly session - for a world nuclear disarmament conference.