Today in History: People’s Republic of China seated at United Nations Security Council

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Taken from the FRSO Facebook page on November 23

Today in history: November 23, 1971 – People’s Republic of China is seated at the United Nations Security Council for the first time. After the communist-led Chinese revolution of 1949, the reactionary former ruling class who fled the country and set up the “Republic of China” in Taiwan held China’s seat in the UN while the People’s Republic of China — the actual government of China — was shunned. After a long diplomatic struggle, the People’s Republic of China was admitted to the UN in General Assembly Resolution 2758 passed on October 25, 1971, which also expelled the delegates of the “Republic of China”. (picture: People’s Republic of China representatives react to the vote that admitted the PRC into the UN, Oct. 25, 1971)

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