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Background: British Secretary of State for Defence Mr. Francis Pym and his party arrived in Beijing by special plane on the evening of Mar. 23. Secretary of State Pym was on an official visit to China at the invitation of Vice-Premier and Defence Minister Xu Xiangquian. He would also preside over the opening ceremony of a British aviation equipment exhibition in Shanghai. Mr. Pym and his party were greeted at the airport by Vice-Premier Wang Zhen. A military bad played the British and Chinese national anthems in a welcoming ceremony held at the airport. Secretary of State Pym, in the company of Vice-Premier Wang Zhen, then reviewed a guard of honour made up of men of the P.L.A. ground forces.