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    THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY HAS ENDED ITS NINTH CONGRESS IN PEKING ON THURSDAY. WITH A?

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    THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY HAS ENDED ITS NINTH CONGRESS IN PEKING ON THURSDAY. WITH A DECLARATION THAT THE ARMY WILL SMASH "U.S. IMPERIALISM" AND "SOVIET REVISIONISM". THE CONGRESS WHICH BEGAN ON 1 APRIL ALSO ELECTED A NEW 279-MEMBER CENTRAL COMMITTEE AND CALLED FOR A MASS STUDY CAMPAIGN OF THE THOUGHTS OF MAO TSE-TUNG.

    THE THREE-WEEK CONGRESS REAFFIRMED THAT 75-YEAR-OLD CHAIRMAN MAO IS STILL FIRMLY IN THE SADDLE AS PARTY LEADER. IT ALSO MADE IT CLEAR THAT 62-YEAR-OLD VICE-CHAIRMAN, LIN PIAO IS STILL REGARDED AS MAO'S SUCCESSOR.

    CHAIRMAN MAO'S SPEECH WAS NOT BROADCAST BY CHINESE TELEVISION, ONLY THE PICTURE WAS TRANSMITTED. NOR HAS IT BEEN CARRIED BY THE OFFICIAL CHINESE NEWS MEDIA. LIN PIAO'S REPORT TO THE CONGRESS HAS ALSO BEEN OMITTED FROM OFFICIAL REPORTS.

    THERE IS SPECULATION THAT THE EXPERIENCED CHOU EN-LAI, WELL-KNOWN OVERSEAS FROM THE DAYS WHEN HE WAS FOREIGN MINISTER, MIGHT GET THE PARTY SECRETARY-GENERAL'S JOB.

    HE WAS ELECTED CONGRESS SECRETARY-GENERAL WHEN IT OPENED, AND REMAINS IN NUMBER THREE POSITION IN THE CHINESE HIERARCHY.

    SOME OF THE MEMBERS ON THE COMMITTEE ARE SENIOR OFFICIALS WHO WERE ATTACKED DURING THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION.

    THEY INCLUDE FOREIGN MINISTER CHEN YI, DEPUTY PREMIERS LI FU-CHUN AND CHEN YUN AND VETERAN MARSHAL CHU TEH, 83, CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL PEOPLE'S CONGRESS.

    THERE ARE ALSO SOME UNKNOWNS ON THE NEW CENTRAL COMMITTEE. PEOPLE LIKE MODEL PEASANTS, TIMBER WORKERS, SOLDIERS AND RED GUARDS.

    ALSO ON THE COMMITTEE ARE SOME OF THE LEADERS' WIVES WHO HAVE EMERGED TO PLAY A PROMINENT ROLE IN PARTY AFFAIRS.

    THEY INCLUDE MAO'S WIFE, CHIANG CHING, NUMBER SIX IN THE LIST, LIN PIAO'S WIFE, YEH CHUN, AND PREMIER CHOU EN-LAI'S WIFE, TENG YING-CHIAO.

    NAMES OF THE PARTY'S NEW POLITBURO AND ITS NEW SECRETARY-GENERAL HAVE YET TO BE ANNOUNCED.

    RALLIES AND PARADES WERE HELD THROUGH CHINA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TO CELEBRATE THE CLOSE OF THE CONGRESS.

    IN THE CAPITAL, SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS CONVERGED ON THE TIENANMEN SQUARE BANGING DRUMS AND GONGS AND DANCING AND SINGING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA70HBXYX4AOGRFJR0MLVTR0T95
    Media URN:
    VLVA70HBXYX4AOGRFJR0MLVTR0T95
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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