Mr. Tung Pi-Wu, 86-year-old veteran of the Communist Party in the People's Republic of China,?
LV Crowds at funeral ceremony
SLV Guards at entrance to hall
SV INT. Picture of Shen Chen-ju
CU PAN Mourners & Chou En-lai (wearing flower)
CU Floral tributes (3 shots)
CU Mr Tung Pi-Wu speaking
SCU Young mourners outside hall
GV PAN Mourners outside hall
LV Casket, floral tributes & picture of Chen-ju in procession
STV Floral tributes & picture
CU Casket, & woman mourner sweeps besides it
Initials SGM/1515 SGM/1550
This film, from the Visnews Library, shows Mr Tung attending the funeral in June, 1963 of Mr Shen Chen-ju, the Vice-Chairman of the standing Committee of the National People's Congress.
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Background: Mr. Tung Pi-Wu, 86-year-old veteran of the Communist Party in the People's Republic of China, has been appointed Acting Head of State, the New China News Agency reported on Thursday (24 February).
Mr Tung's appointment follows the political eclipse of the Head of State Liu Shao-chi, who was stripped of his powers inside and outside Communist Party and dismissed from all his posts in November, 1968.
Mr Tung studied in the Soviet Union during the 1920's and, like Premier Chou En-lai, took part in the epic long march led by Mao Tse-tung in the 1930's.