• Short Summary

    Mr Chiao Kcan-hua, Deputy foreign Minister of The People's Republic of China, made a wide-ranging attack on the United States and the Soviet Union from the rostrum of the United Nations on Wednesday (2 October).

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    TV Interior Mr Chiao Kuan-Hua

    SV Mr Chiao speaking


    INTERIOR OF UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY HALL WITH MR CHIAO KUAN-HUA ON ROSTRUM: MR CHIAO SPEAKING.



    The Deputy Foreign Minister said:



    "The turbulence and unrest in South Asia totally contradict the desire for peace of the people of all countries in this region. The proposal put forward by Pakistan for the establishment of a nuclear-free zone in South Asia is entirely reasonable. China gives it her firm support. We also firmly support the proposal of Iran and other countries for the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East. China is a nuclear country, although her nuclear weapons are still in the experimental stage. We are developing nuclear weapons for defence and ??? breaking the nuclear monopoly and ultimately destroying the nuclear weapons. the Chinese Government has solemnly declared on many occasions that at no time and in no circumstances will China be the first t use nuclear weapons. The Chinese Government has solem???ly declared on any occasions that at no time and in no circumstances will China be the first to use nuclear weapons. It consistently holds that the nuclear countries should undertake not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear countries or nuclear-free zones. We are ready to make such an understanding in regard to the proposed nuclear-free zones in south Asia and the Middle East. We hope that all the other nuclear countries will do the same."




    Initials ET/021 WT/039


    An official translation of part of Deputy Foreign Minister Chiao Kuan-hua' speech is provided overleaf.

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    Background: Mr Chiao Kcan-hua, Deputy foreign Minister of The People's Republic of China, made a wide-ranging attack on the United States and the Soviet Union from the rostrum of the United Nations on Wednesday (2 October). He accused both super-powers of interfering in Asia, Africa and Latin America for their own ends and deceiving the world with false talk of detente and arms limitations. However, he went on to defend China's own possession of nuclear weapons and supported proposals for nuclear-free zones in South Asia and the Middle East.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC0M0WVJFKI5K6YT1UG67WBNWJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAC0M0WVJFKI5K6YT1UG67WBNWJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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