• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WAVING FLAGS AND 'THOUGHTS OF MAO TSE-TUNG' BOOKS GATHERED AT PEKING AIRPORT ON TUESDAY (30 SEPTEMBER) TO WATCH PREMIER CHOU EN-LAI WELCOME FOREIGN DELEGATES TO THE FESTIVITIES MARKING THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY, WHICH BEGAN ON 1 OCTOBER.

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    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WAVING FLAGS AND 'THOUGHTS OF MAO TSE-TUNG' BOOKS GATHERED AT PEKING AIRPORT ON TUESDAY (30 SEPTEMBER) TO WATCH PREMIER CHOU EN-LAI WELCOME FOREIGN DELEGATES TO THE FESTIVITIES MARKING THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY, WHICH BEGAN ON 1 OCTOBER.

    THESE SCENES WERE FILMED BY AN ITALIAN NATIONAL TELEVISION (RAI) CREW WHO WERE ALSO AT THE AIRPORT.

    THE AIRPORT WAS DECORATED WITH THOUSANDS OF FLAGS AS A SMILING CHOU AND A WELCOMING COMMITTEE WAITED FOR EACH PLANE TO ARRIVE.

    THE DELEGATES WERE ALSO GIVEN AN ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME BY THE CROWD, WHO CHANTED COMMUNIST SLOGANS AS THEY WAVED THEIR SMALL RED BOOKS AND NATIONAL FLAGS.

    THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA WAS PROCLAIMED ON 1 OCTOBER 1949, AND
    CHOU EN-LAI HAS BEEN THE COUNTRY'S PREMIER OF THE STATE COUNCIL SINCE
    THAT DATE.


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    Film ID:
    VLVA3XLQDTWO6R4JU62QS76PNMFQ1
    Media URN:
    VLVA3XLQDTWO6R4JU62QS76PNMFQ1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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