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Army Band's Historic Exchange with China

Oct 31, 2012

Washington, DC | October 31, 2012 — On Friday, October 26, 2012, The U.S. Army Concert Band departed for China where the men and women of “Pershing’s Own” are participating in the second part of a historic collaboration with the Military Band of the People’s Liberation Army of China.

In 2009, Army Chief of Staff General George W. Casey initiated a military-to-military exchange program between various military operations within the U.S. Army and the People’s Liberation Army of China. The Military Band of the People’s Liberation Army came to the United States in May 2011 and performed a series of successful concerts with The U.S. Army Band in some of the America’s most important concert venues.

We will be using this page in our Press Room to link articles and photos from the series of concerts taking place between October 29 and November 4, 2012. These articles cover events taking place in Beijing (Oct 29), Shanghai (Nov 1), and Nanjing (Nov 4). Check back frequently for more updates.

October 29 Press Trust of India

October 29 Xinhua News Agency

October 29 Yahoo News

October 29 Sipa Press photos

October 29 Wall Street Journal

October 30 People’s Daily Online

October 30 China Daily

October 30 CRI English

October 30 Shanghai Daily

October 30 Xinhua Photos

October 30

October 30 People’s Daily Online - 2

October 30 Zee News India

October 30 Peace and Freedom Blog

October 30 China Times

October 30 CCTV English - photos

October 30 Off the Wire

October 30 CCTV YouTube video

October 30

October 31

October 31 China Daily

October 31 Asia One News

October 31 Current News Early Bird

October 31 Jewish News One - video

October 31 People’s Daily Online - photos

October 31 Women of

November 1 Business Standard

November 1 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online