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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 098-97
May 08, 1997

General Shalikashvili to Visit People's Republic of China

General John M. Shalikashvili, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will depart Andrews AFB, Md., on Sunday, May 12, 1997, for a visit to the People's Republic of China at the invitation of General Fu Quanyou, chief of the General Staff Department, People's Liberation Army (PLA). During the four-day visit, General Shalikashvili will meet with Chinese government officials and leaders of the People's Liberation Army. In addition to visiting military facilities, installations, and units, he will address the PLA National Defense University.

On return, General Shalikashvili will deliver the commencement address at Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, Calif., on Sunday, May 18, at 1:30 p.m. (PDT). Prior to the graduation, he will preside at a ROTC Commissioning Ceremony at 9 a.m. (PDT).

The chairman will return to Washington, D.C. on Monday, May 19, 1997.

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