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United Nations / China Ouster / Reaction #13037

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 26, 1971
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(Studio) Repercussions occur over United Nations ouster of Ntlist. China for People's Republic of China Chinese President Chiang Kai-shek accuses United Nations members of bowing to forces of evil; expresses determination to overthrow People's Republic of China Secretary of State William P. Rogers says vote will damage United Nations in future. United States legislature efforts made to reduce United Nations funds. People's Republic of China, elated. United Nations Secretary General U Thant urges all members to forget bitterness.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) United Nations recognized People's Republic of China, as true government of Chinese and slapped Taiwan for its claim to represent all people. United States resolution defeated before vote came up. Taiwan representatives, led by For. Min. Chow Shu-Kai, left UN. Delegates applauded sympathetically. Albanian resolution passed. General Assembly President Adam Malik reports results. [MALIK - says resolution adopted.] Coalition of 3rd world ntns. defeats US. [Ambassador George BUSH - says damage is 1 of principle; sets precedent for expulsion.] [Ex-Ambassador Taiwan Liu CHIEH - calls it tragedy and mistake to admit People's Republic of China; believes it'll be disruptive force.] [Dep. For. Min. Albania Reis MALILE - says US' obstructive policy towards People's Republic of China, failed.] While US called for dual representative, Taiwan still insisted it speaks for Chinese alone. Threats of United States fund cuts seen as heavy-handed diplomacy. Some American allies question wisdom of opposing People's Republic of China due to upcoming Nixon visit.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Reporter(s):
Koppel, Ted;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:05:20

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