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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 16. August 14, 1952

Far East : Near North

Far East : Near North

Mr. Archer described the role of students in the revolution. Under the [unclear: K] Min Tang, the enthusiasm and [unclear: legalism] of young students were frustrated by police pimping and brutal persecution. Many ran away to the north to join the Peoples Army. Today they were occupying responsible positions. Universities have a new role in training older as well as young citizens.

"The picture I have given you of China today is not entirely the same as the one presented in your newspapers." said Mr. Archer. "Some people in New Zealand tend to get emotional about changes in Asia, and when that happens, truth is the first casualty.

"The people of China are our neighbours. What happens in our Near North affects us. Peking is a great deal closer to us than London."

Mr. Archer ended his address by appealing to students to make-sure that New Zealand sent a big and representative delegation to the Asian and Pacific Peace Conference in Peking next month. The chairman announced that a collection was being taken up for this purpose—which topped £5/10/-.