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U.N. Ambassador Stevenson Denounces Communist China

Dec. 1, 1961 - Adlai E. Stevenson denounced Communist China today and said that its admission to the United Nations would give the organization’s “seal of approval” to an attack on Taiwan by the Beijing Government. Mr. Stevenson spoke as the General Assembly, for the first time since the Communists gained control of the Chinese mainland in 1949, embarked upon a full-scale debate on who should represent China in the U.N. Mr. Stevenson attacked Communist China for having invaded Korea and for having sponsored the “communizing” of North Vietnam. He also denounced Beijing for “war-like threats” against Taiwan, “armed conquest” in Tibet, and “pressing forward into new territory all along their southern borders.” The last was a reference to Chinese occupation of Indian and Pakistani frontier areas.


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