Speaking to U.N. General Assembly delegates in the continuing China Debate on Friday (22 October),?
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TRANSCRIPT SEQ 2: MR. SEN: "We look forward to the People's Republic of China taking its place, which it has by right, among us -- just as we look forward to better relations between India and China. The sooner these hopes are realised, the better. Much has been said about the realism. In our view, nothing could be more unrealistic than to delay any longer the full participation of China in the United Nations by its proper representatives -- that is, the representatives of the Government of the People's Republic of China. There may be many ways of coming to realistic solutions but surely there cannot be by discussing the nature and character of different parts of the China state or by attempting to decide what they should do or not do. Ours is an organisation of sovereign states, and our simple duty is to decide that the People's Republic of China alone can represent China. All other arguments can only introduce confusion, and it is our hope that all delegations will concentrate on the one and only clear question before us. Thank you Sir."
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Background: Speaking to U.N. General Assembly delegates in the continuing China Debate on Friday (22 October), India's Ambassador Samar Sen stressed that in his country's view the United Nations' simple duty was to decide that the People's Republic of China alone could represent China.