• Short Summary

    In China, the special tribunal set up to try the so-called 'Gang of Four' heard details on Tuesday (25 November) of an alleged plot to assassinate Chairman Mao Tsetung.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Judges enter court in Peking
    0.16

    2.
    SV Hiang Hua, President of Supreme Court speaking
    0.24

    3.
    SV Jiang trengjiao enters defendant's stand
    0.27

    4.
    SV Huang Yongshen standing
    0.32

    5.
    SV Li Zuoping standing
    0.35

    6.
    CU Judge Hiang Hua
    0.38

    7.
    GV Jiang Tengjiao on stand with Huang seated on left and Li seated on left and Li seated on right.
    0.43

    8.
    SCU Zeng Hangzou, Vice Chairman of Supreme Court, speaking
    0.50

    9.
    SV JIANG Tengjiao stands and answers question.
    1.01

    10.
    SV PAN Judges
    1.09

    11.
    CU Huang Yongshen listening and answering question
    1.20

    12.
    SV Judge asking question
    1.33

    13.
    SCU Huang Yongshen speaking
    1.39

    14.
    GV Judges' bench
    1.44




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    Background: In China, the special tribunal set up to try the so-called 'Gang of Four' heard details on Tuesday (25 November) of an alleged plot to assassinate Chairman Mao Tsetung. The panel of judges heard evidence from three senior military officers who are accused of being part of the assassination. plot.

    SYNOPSIS: According to the indictment, the plot was organised by former Defense Minister, Lain Bias. The plan was to attack a train on which Chairman Mao was travelling in September, 1971 with flame throwers, bazookas and bombs.

    The President of the Supreme Court, Hiang Hua, led the questioning of the defendants, all high-ranking officers.

    Jiang Tengjiao was an airforce commissar.

    Huang Yongshen was Chief of staff.

    And Li Zuopeng was Chief Naval Commissar.

    Under questioning from Hiang Hua, Jiang Tengjiao admitted he had taken part in a secret meeting in Shanghai with Lin Biao's son. The prosecution alleged that the purpose of the meeting was to set up a command team in line with Marshal Lin's plans for a coup.

    According to Peking Radio, the other two defendants admitted passing information to the Defence Minister which led him to launch his abortive coup. Huang Yongshen was reported to have admitted to telling Lin Biao's wife of remarks made by Chairman Nao about Marshal Lin and his associates.

    According to the prosecution Lin Biao's assassination and coup plans were foiled when Chairman Mao's travel arrangements were changed at the last minute.

    Marshal Lin and his wife and son died in an air crash in Mongolia in late 1971 while allegedly fleeing to the soviet Union.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3CJLLFCY14F49RC9834432OA8
    Media URN:
    VLVA3CJLLFCY14F49RC9834432OA8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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