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    A memorial meeting for Liu Shaoqi, former Vice-Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee and Chairman of the People's Republic of China, was solemnly held in the Great Hill of the People in Beijing (Peking) on the afternoon of May 17.

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    Background: A memorial meeting for Liu Shaoqi, former Vice-Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee and Chairman of the People's Republic of China, was solemnly held in the Great Hill of the People in Beijing (Peking) on the afternoon of May 17.

    Present at the memorial meeting were Chinese Party and state leaders as well as more than 10,000 representatives from all walks of life in the Chinese capital.

    Huo Guofeng, Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee and Premier of the State Council, presided over the memorial meeting.

    Party Vice-Chairman and Vice-Premier Deng Xiaoping made a memorial speech.

    At the end of the memorial meeting, the Party and state leaders filed through to meet Wang Guangmei, widow of the late Chairman, and other of his relatives, extending to them their sympathy and condolences.

    The ashes of the late Chairman Liu Shaoqi will be scattered in the seas of China in accordance with the wish he expressed before his death.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADL0DPSM750H9V82V1HCOVPJNH
    Media URN:
    VLVADL0DPSM750H9V82V1HCOVPJNH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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