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From 21 May to 3 June 1981, a delegation from the IEEE Communications Society visited the People's Republic of China. The group was invited by the Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE) which oversaw the entire trip. Some of their staff personnel accompanied the mission throughout its stay. The group's technical visits included universities, research institutes, an earth station, an integrated circuits factory, and the Beijing International Telephone Service. A separate program of visits was prepared for the spouses. On several occasions the entire group visited monuments of outstanding cultural interest (a full itinerary is included at the end of article). The delegation Leader, Donald Schilling, requested that each delegate prepare a report daily to summarize the day's events. These were collected at the end of the trip and the commentaries synthesized and used to prepare this report.