Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov arrived in Beijing Sunday night for a four-day visit to China.
During his stay in Beijing, Ivanov will meet with Chinese leaders, especially top military officers. Besides Beijing, he is also scheduled to visit Sanya, a seaside resort on the southern tip of Hainan Province, south China.
Ivanov is in Beijing as guest of Chinese Defense Minister Cao Gangchuan, who is also vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission and state councilor.
(Xinhua News Agency December 13, 2004)