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Foreign Policy Wrap-Up II

This is the second of our foreign policy wrap-ups. In this issue we discuss the League positions on China and the United. Nations.

Do familiarize yourself with the League's positions in foreign policy and keep your eyes open for possible future study or action. The Foreign Policy Committee welcomes questions, requests for additional reading material or action by League members. Perhaps you'd like to write our Congressmen in support of League positions.

The People's Republic of China

In mid-1969 the League, after a three-year study, developed a support program to urge the national administration to initiate more normal U.S. -China relations.

In light of recent events - the discussion of the recognition of the People's Republic of China by Canada and the lifting of travel restrictions by the U.S. as examples - it is noticeable that a definite change is taking place with our country.

Senator Javits of New York is taking the lead in pushing for change in our official position and is urging the support of the admission of the Peoples Republic of China to the United Nations, provided that Nationalist China is net excluded. Senator Henry Jackson of Washington who is influential in foreign relations has also come out in support of this policy change.

There are plenty of pros and cons.

Do read all the China items you see so that you will be conversant when National asks us for an opinion. There are still copies of The China Puzzle for sale at the League Office or through publications at unit meetings.

The United Nations

The League's commitment to the United Nations is realistic, aware of weaknesses, accomplishments and potential. We are devoted to fostering understanding of the United Nations by the American public. We favor support by our government of a strengthened UN system for keeping the peace and for contributing to economic and social development.

We particularly urge the following:

Improving the peacekeeping procedures through early observation, fact-finding and conciliation. The United Nations has many times kept international disputes from jeopardizing world peace. We attach great importance to U.N. preventive diplomacy as well as to advance planning for military action if necessary.

Continuing negotiations to reduce the risk of war. Such negotiations can build an atmosphere of mutual confidence needed for progress toward disarmament. We recognize that arms control agreements must include basic safeguards for the. United States. Measures to reduce the risk of war have value in themselves and for disarmament efforts.

Collective financial responsibility for administration, peacekeeping, and development by sharing the cost in proportion to the member states' ability to pay. No country should dominate because of the size of its financial contribution. Mutual responsibility for peace and development is at the heart of the United Nations.

Greater use of the World Court to adjudicate international disputes since peace must rest in part on law. We oppose. reserving the right to veto consideration of a case brought against the United States.

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