The Committee of One Million Against the Admission of Communist China to the United Nations

Today marks the 32-year anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s visit to China. To mark the occasion I have selected an item from The Committee of One Million Against the Admission of Communist China to the United Nations. The Committee of One Million Against the Admission of Communist China to the United Nations existed from 1953 until 1971. In 1971 China was admitted into the United Nations.[1] After its founding the organization later changed its name to the Committee of One Million in 1955. The group started with a petition that actually received one million signatures. The signatures included the following prominent politicians: Democrats Paul Douglas of Illinois, William Proxmire of Wisconsin, and Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota, and Republican Thomas H. Kuchel of California. [2] Generally speaking the group fit into a larger history of anti-communist groups that started after the Korean War, many of which focused on US-China relations.

The group was run by Marvin Liebman, who was involved in many anti-communist groups throughout the 1950s including The Marvin Liebman Associates, Inc. that was a fundraising and public relations group with a focus on anti-communism.  Liebman was a long time friend of William F. Buckley and later in life came out as homosexual and worked as a gay rights activist.[3]

Committee of One Million Declaration (Undated)

Committee of One Million Declaration (Undated)


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Liebman

[2] http://www.americanforeignrelations.com/A-D/The-China-Lobby-Cold-war-and-the-two-chinas.html

[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Liebman