Taiwan Ambassador to the United States, Mr James Shen, has protested about President Nixon's decision to visit the People's Republic of China, In an interview with reporters in Washington yesterday, Mr.
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TRANSCRIPT SEQ 1: SHEN: "We express our regret that your President has found it agreeable to accept the invitation to visit the Chinese mainland sometime next year.
REPORTER: Mr Ambassador, why did you find it regrettable? The President said he's doing this in the interests of peace?
SHEN: We are also for peace, but in the eyes of our law the regime that sits in Peking is a rebel regime.
REPORTER: Do you expect, on the basis of your protest, are you asking to the President not go to Peking?
SHEN: That's something else, I think. It's another question, I think we can only answer that another time.
REPORTER: Is that what you want, though? Do want the President to cancel his visit?
SHEN: Well that's the whole purpose of the protest. We upset about it, and we feel that as a friend an ally, we're not being treated rightly."
SEQ 3: SENATOR HUMPHREY: "This projected visit represents a dramatic turn in American foreign policy, and in my mind one that can lead to constructive developments, including the normalisation of relationships between ourselves and the People's Republic of China; the admission of Mainland China to the United Nations; and the participation of the People's Republic of China in the arms control and disarmament talks.
SEQ 4: SENATOR FULBRIGHT: "A trip's a trip. But it doesn't announce anything unless there's resolution of the difficulties which stand in the way of resumption of our normal relations, which I'm very much for, and of course I'm for the trip as an indication of the change in our attitude towards China. But it's only the bare beginning."
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Background: Taiwan Ambassador to the United States, Mr James Shen, has protested about President Nixon's decision to visit the People's Republic of China, In an interview with reporters in Washington yesterday, Mr. Shen admitted that the purpose of his protest was to get Mr Nixon to cancel the propose visit, which is in response to an invitation from the Peking Government. United States Senators, however, were more sympathetic, and many supported.
Mr Nixon's decision. This film shows the reaction from Mr Shen and two leading senators -- Mr Hubert Humphreys and Mr William Fulbright.