The Queen in China
An early start to bring you the first pictures of the spectacular welcoming ceremony at the start of this historic tour.
Frank Bough is live from Peking with Sally Magnusson and Guy Michelmore in London. There will be extensive coverage from Tiananmen
Square as the Chinese people and Chinese leaders officially welcome the Queen at the start of her week-long tour.
Sue Lawley will describe the pageantry and Frank Bough will talk to leading Chinese and Western commentators about its significance. Timetable:
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Recorded highlights of the historic ceremony earlier today in Peking as President Li Xiannian welcomes the first British monarch to visit China.
Sue Lawley, with BBC Peking correspondent Mark Brayne , describes the scene in the vast Square of the Gate of Heavenly Peace. There is a 21-gun salute and bouquets from children before the Queen inspects a guard of honour of the People's Liberation Army. Then, with her Chinese hosts, she walks past the welcoming lines of Chinese children and into the Great Hall of the People. It is the start of a week-long visit, the Queen's first to a major communist country.
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