The General Assembly of the United Nations opened debate Monday (Oct. 22) on the admission of the People's Republic of China to the world organisation.
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Background: The General Assembly of the United Nations opened debate Monday (Oct. 22) on the admission of the People's Republic of China to the world organisation.
Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Valerian A. Zorin warned it would block badly-needed UN charter revision until the Peiping regime is admitted to the 109-nation body, Zorin, first speaker on the perennial issue that has plagued the UN every year since 1950, said that barring Peiping from the world body was "undermining the whole building of the United Nations."
United States Ambassador Adlai Stevenson followed by charging Peiping with "increasing military aggression" against India...the accusation coming as a new Chinese offensive was launched against the Indians in India's northern border areas. Stevenson said Peiping was moving farther away from UN membership rather than closer.
Observers give the Soviet Union's effort to seat Peiping little chance of success... particularly in the light of the reported invasion of India by Chinese troops...although India is said still to favour admission. Last year, admission of Peiping was rejected by the U-N-48-to-37 with 19 abstentions. A two-third majority is required.
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