The World: China: A Stinging Victory

SOON after a triumphant Mao Tse-tung made his famous 1949 declaration in Peking that "the Chinese people have stood up," one of his closest aides sat down to draft a telegram to the fledgling United Nations in New York. The telegram demanded that the U.N. expel the Nationalist Chinese regime of Chiang Kaishek, who had fled with 2,000,000 followers to the island of Taiwan. In its place, the message went on, the U.N. should seat a new delegation from a new regime: the People's Republic of China....

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