• Short Summary

    SYNOPSIS: China's top Communist Party and government leaders attended a memorial service on 3 June for Mme Soong Chingling, the widow of the man who founded modern China, Dr Sun Yatsen.

  • Description

    G/V people in street
    14 ft


    S/V building
    19 ft


    C/U portrait of Mme Soong
    26 ft


    S/V Mme Soong lying-in-state
    29 ft


    G/V wreaths
    38 ft


    G/V mourners at lying-in-state
    100 ft


    G/V mourners file past coffin paying their respects (3 shots)
    142 ft


    G/V mourners bowing before coffin (4 shots)
    215 ft


    back view mourners passing by coffin, pan up to portrait of Mme Soong
    223 ft


    L/V Mme Soong's portrait in Great Hall of the People
    227 ft


    C/U small box covered by miniature Soviet flag
    229 ft


    C/U Mme Soong portrait, pull back to G/V hall, soldiers and wreaths
    237 ft


    S/V wreaths (2 shots)
    252 ft


    G/V hall and people in attendance
    266 ft


    C/U Deng Xiaoping speaking from platform (2 shots)
    278 ft


    G/V chinese leaders on platform with heads bowed (2 shots)
    295 ft


    G/V audience (5 shots)
    305 ft


    C/U & G/V Deng speaking, and people listening (6 shots)
    334 ft


    G/V leaders and audience
    340 ft




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SYNOPSIS: China's top Communist Party and government leaders attended a memorial service on 3 June for Mme Soong Chingling, the widow of the man who founded modern China, Dr Sun Yatsen. Mme Soong died on 30 May and her ashes are to be buried in Shanghai. On 2 June almost a million people lined Peking's main avenue to watch the funeral cortege as it drove to the Babaoshan Cemetery for Revolutionary Martyrs.

    Communist Party vice-chairman Deng Xiaoping, who presided over the memorial service, described Mme soong as an outstanding patriot and a fighter for communism.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1NVHZ6JZWOJVPZWE0LRTJP1C6
    Media URN:
    VLVA1NVHZ6JZWOJVPZWE0LRTJP1C6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:09:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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