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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 187-97
August 07, 1997

Full Honors Arrival Ceremony for Gen. Fu Quanyou, People's Republic of China

Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, U.S. Army, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will host a Full Honors Arrival Ceremony at the Pentagon River Entrance at 9 a.m., Aug. 8, 1997, for Gen. Fu Quanyou, chief of the General Staff, People's Liberation Army, People's Republic of China.

Fu is in the United States Aug. 5-13 as the guest of Shalikashvili. Prior to arriving in Washington, D.C., he visited the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Norfolk, Va.; and Langley Air Force Base, Va. In Washington Aug. 7-9, Fu is scheduled to meet with senior U.S. military and civilian officials. He will depart on Aug. 9 with stops in San Francisco, Calif., and U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii, before returning to China on Aug. 13.

For details concerning photographic opportunities at the arrival ceremony, contact Carolyn Piper, telephone (703) 697-4272.