Zambia has criticised the United States for its "slow awakening" to the realities of the situation int he Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China.
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 2: MWANGA: "It is to be regretted that the United States has awakened to international realities in the Far East rather late in the day. They did not recognise the Soviet Union after the Bolshevik revolution until after sixteen years. It is now twenty two years since the establishment of the People's Republic of China, and Washington still has not recognised Peking. It is indeed gratifying to see the efforts, which Zambia and many other countries have been involved in to make the United Nations a truly universal body, gathering strength. Let it be stated that there can be no true and lasting solution to any of the major problems of this contemporary world without the full and effective participation of the People's Republic of China".
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Background: Zambia has criticised the United States for its "slow awakening" to the realities of the situation int he Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China. The accusations came from Zambia's ambassador to the United Nations, Mr Vernon Mwanga, addressing the General Assembly on Tuesday (October 19) during the debate on Peking's admission to the U.N.
This film of his speech continues VISNEWS' coverage of the debate -- probably the most important in the history of the U.N.