• Short Summary

    THE TAIPEI MUNICIPAL PARLOUR WAS CROWDED WITH MOURNERS WHO CAME TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO THE LATE VICE PRESIDENT CHEN CHENG, WHO DIED OF CANCER OF THE LIVER AT HIS HOME LAST WEEK.

  • Description

    THE TAIPEI MUNICIPAL PARLOUR WAS CROWDED WITH MOURNERS WHO CAME TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO THE LATE VICE PRESIDENT CHEN CHENG, WHO DIED OF CANCER OF THE LIVER AT HIS HOME LAST WEEK.THE FUNERAL TAKES PLACE TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

    MANY OF THE MOURNERS WERE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND FARMERS, SOME OF WHOM BROKE INTO TEARS AS THEY STOOD BEFORE A LARGE PICTURE OF MR.CHEN, HUNG IN THE CENTRE OF THE ALTAR.THEY ALSO BOWED THREE TIMES AND MURMURED PRAYERS.THE FARMERS HAD GREATLY BENEFITED UNDER THE LATE MR.CHEN'S LAND REFORM PROJECT.HE WAS AFFECTIONATELY REFERRED TO BY THEM AS "FATHER OF LAND REFORM."
    MR.CHEN CHENG, WHO WAS 67 HAD BEEN HEIR APPARENT TO GENERALISSIMO CHIANG KAI-SHIK.THE SECOND MOST POWERFUL MAN IN TAIWAN, HE HAD BEEN GRADUALLY RETIRING FROM POLITICS AND THE GOVERNMENT.

    IN DECEMBER, 1963, HE RESIGNED AS TAIWAN'S PRIME MINISTER BECAUSE OF POOR HEALTH ALTHOUGH HE REMAINED VICE-PRESIDENT.HE HAD HELD THE PREMIERSHIP SINCE JUNE, 1958.HE HAD SERVED AN EARLIER TERM AS PRIME MINISTER, FROM 1950 TO 1954, WHEN HE RESIGNED SO THAT HE COULD TAKE OFFICE AS VICE-PRESIDENT.

    MR.CHEN WAS BORN IN CHEKIANG PROVINCE, CHINA, IN WHICH GENERALISSIMO CHIANG KAI-SHEK WAS ALSO BORN.HE WAS WAR MINISTER IN THE GENERALISSIMO'S GOVERNMENT ON THE CHINESE MAINLAND IN 1944 AND BECAME GOVERNOR OF TAIWAN IN 1949.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE1L48VWB5HCR9777AFMJDOKPX
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1L48VWB5HCR9777AFMJDOKPX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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