• Short Summary

    The People's Republic of China celebrated its 25th anniversary with a glittering reception and cultural performances in Peking.

  • Description

    1.
    GV night scene of Tien An Men square
    4 ft

    2.
    GV guests arriving Great Hall of People (2 shots)
    ???

    3.
    GV portrait of Chairman Mao
    14 ft

    4.
    MV CHou and Sihanouk seated
    17 ft

    5.
    CU Chou seated
    20 ft

    6.
    CU Wang Hung-Wen seated
    21 ft

    7.
    CU Kang Sheng seated
    23 ft

    8.
    CU Yeh Chien-ying seated
    25 ft

    9.
    CU two other party officials
    29 ft

    10.
    CV Vice Premier Di???hisien-nin seated
    30 ft

    11.
    CU Madame Mao
    31 ft

    12.
    CU party official and Teng Msiao-ping
    34 ft

    13.
    GV banguet hall
    36 ft

    14.
    MV Chou speaking
    40 ft

    15.
    MV Sibanouk and Wang Kung-Wen listeing
    42 ft

    16.
    MV Chou speaking
    46 ft

    17.
    GV guest applauding (2 shots)
    49 ft

    18.
    GV Chou and other guests teasing (2 shots)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The People's Republic of China celebrated its 25th anniversary with a glittering reception and cultural performances in Peking.

    Premier Chou Zn-lai, suffering from a heart ailment, made his first public appearance in two months when he attended the reception held at Peking's Great Hall of the People on Monday night (30 September).

    The 76-year-old Premier was given a standing ovation by the 4,000 guests at the banquet, which included 20 of the 26 members of China's all-powerful Politburo. Vice-Premier, Li Hsien-nin was also present.

    Aside from Premier Chou, three other Vice-Chairmen of the Communist Farty -- Wang Hung-wen, Kang Sheng and Yeh Chien-ying -- were also present in a symbolic display of leadership unity. Chairman Mao Tse-tung did not appear.

    In his speech at the reception, Premier Chou hailed China's foreign policy of the past four years -- in which he played a leading role -- with the worlds "We have friends all over the world."
    No also promised that China would carry on the movement to criticise Lin Piao and Confucius. This drive to wipe out the remnant influence of Lin, Chairman Mao's heir apparent and would-be assassin, and all reactionary ideas inherited from China's past, has dominated domestic political life for almost a year.

    On Tuesday (1 October), huge crowds turned out a Peking's parks to watch song and dance acts, celebrating the nation's 25th anniversary.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1I6VQYBYM8CGR69UCM6VPT06W
    Media URN:
    VLVA1I6VQYBYM8CGR69UCM6VPT06W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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