By Zhao Wei, Sina English
The Chinese national flag at Tiananmen Square and Xinhuamen fly at half-mast to mourn the late Cambodian King-Father Norodom Sihanouk on October 17.
Chinese State Councilor to escort Sihanouk’s coffin back
Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo will escort the coffin of the late Cambodian King-Father Norodom Sihanouk back to Phnom Penh Wednesday, Oct. 17.
On schedule, Sihanouk’s bier will go through Cambodia’s landmarks, the Russia Avenue and the Independence Monument Square, before being placed in the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh.
Dubbed as Cambodia’s Father of Constitutional Government, also Father of Independence, Sihanouk’s passing away is deeply grieved and mourned by the Cambodian people, and thousands of them have already thronged in the square of the Royal Palace, holding white lotus flowers in hand , praying for the safe return of the King-Father’s coffin.