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.
G/V people in street
C/U portrait of Mme Soong
S/V Mme Soong lying-in-state
G/V mourners at lying-in-state
G/V mourners file past coffin paying their respects (3 shots)
G/V mourners bowing before coffin (4 shots)
back view mourners passing by coffin, pan up to portrait of Mme Soong
L/V Mme Soong's portrait in Great Hall of the People
C/U small box covered by miniature Soviet flag
C/U Mme Soong portrait, pull back to G/V hall, soldiers and wreaths
S/V wreaths (2 shots)
G/V hall and people in attendance
C/U Deng Xiaoping speaking from platform (2 shots)
G/V chinese leaders on platform with heads bowed (2 shots)
G/V audience (5 shots)
C/U & G/V Deng speaking, and people listening (6 shots)
G/V leaders and audience
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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.