• Short Summary

    FIRECRACKERS BURSTS IN THE STREETS AND BUILDINGS WERE DECKED OUT WITH RED FLAGS AS COMMUNISTS IN PORTUGUESE MACAO CELEBRATED THE NINTH CONGRESS OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC.

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    FIRECRACKERS BURSTS IN THE STREETS AND BUILDINGS WERE DECKED OUT WITH RED FLAGS AS COMMUNISTS IN PORTUGUESE MACAO CELEBRATED THE NINTH CONGRESS OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC.

    MAJOR BUILDINGS WERE ALSO DECORATED WITH BANNERS AND HUGE PORTRAITS OF CHAIRMAN MAO TSE-TUNG. OUT IN MACAO HARBOUR LAY A GUNBOAT DRESSED OVERALL WITH RED FLAGS, AND THE CREW WORE MAOIST BADGES ON THEIR UNIFORMS, AND A TRIBUTE WAS CABLED TO CHAIRMAN MAO. THOUSANDS TOOK PART IN DANCING IN THE STREETS OF MACAO. THOUSANDS TOOK PART IN DANCING IN THE STREETS OF MACAO.

    IN THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC, MORE THAN HALF THE COUNTRY'S ESTIMATED POPULATION OF 700 MILLION TOOK PART IN CELEBRATIONS TO MARK THE OPENING OF THE CONGRESS, ACCORDING TO PEKING RADIO.

    THE RADIO SAID THAT FROM THE OPENING OF THE CONGRESS ON TUESDAY (1 APRIL) UP TO YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) 400 MILLION REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS AND PEOPLE HAD TAKEN PART IN CELEBRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

    BUT UP TO YESTERDAY, NO REPORT HAD BEEN GIVEN OF THE PROGRESS OF THE DISCUSSIONS IN PEKING SINCE THE COMMUNIQUE ON TUESDAY NIGHT, WHICH SAID THAT 1,500 DELEGATES WOULD DISCUSS VICE-CHAIRMAN LIN PIAO'S CONGRESS REPORT ON WEDNESDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAECTB78I4QU8LNF67D0H79ESDS
    Media URN:
    VLVAECTB78I4QU8LNF67D0H79ESDS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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