United Nations: The Recalcitrant Candidate


The delegate from the small western African nation of Niger took the floor in the General Assembly last week as the latest installment began in the perennial debate over admitting Red China to the U.N. "We in Niger have suffered from subversion prepared and financed by Peking," declared Representative Amadou Hassane, recalling Peking's attempts at troublemaking in black Africa. "Communist China does not in any way fulfill the requirements for membership in the United Nations."

His message could hardly have been more clear. Yet Hassane speaks for a diminishing viewpoint among U.N.members. This year Peking's friends claim that in...

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