AAPA Newspaper Vol.1 No.4 1969 Article
"The Bandung Conference (
'The people of Asia and
‘...However, the rule of colonialism in this region has not yet come to an end, and new colonialists are attempting to take the place of the old ones. Not a few of the Asian and African peoples are still leading a life of colonial slavery. Not a few of the Asian and African peoples are still subjected to racial discrimination and deprived of human rights ...We need to develop our countries independently with no outside interference and in accordance with the will of the people.
...the days when the Western powers controlled our destiny are already past. The destiny of Asian and African countries should be taken into the hands of the peoples themselves. We strive to realize our own...Independence. but this does not mean the rejection of…cooperation with any country outside of the Asian-African region. However, we want to do away with the exploitation of backward countries in the East by colonial powers in the West and to develop the independent and sovereign economy of our own countries. Complete independence is an objective for which the great majority of Asian and African countries have to struggle for a long time.
‘...we Asian and African countries, which are more or less under similar circumstances, should be the first to cooperate with one another in a friendly manner and put peaceful coexistence into practice. The discord and estrangement created among the Asian and African countries by colonial rule in the past should no longer be there. We Asian and African countries should respect one another and eliminate any suspicion and fear which may exist between us.
This meeting of ours was not easily brought about. Though there are among us many different views, they should not influence the common desires that we all hold. Our conference ought to give expression to our common desires and thus make itself a treasured page in the history of Asia and Africa.’
Ed. Note :Non-alignment and underdevelopment defined the "Third World". Asia, Africa and Latin America underdevelopment stemmed from European colonialism exploiting their natural resources, markets and cheap labor. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) saw the Third World as part of a worldwide strategy against U.S. and Soviet Union worldwide hegemony. This "Three Worlds" analysis placed the U.S. and the Soviet Union within the First World; Europe, Japan and the Soviet Satellite Countries in the Second World; and the underdeveloped countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America within the Third World.