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Nan Berger visited China in 1963 as a guest of a Chinese government trade organisation. The purpose of the trip was to investigate 'how women are taking advantage of their opportunities in the new China'. At the time, she was working for the Hsinhua News Agency (the official news agency for the People's Republic of China) in London. She was accompanied on the trip by her husband, Roland Berger, who was part of a group who spearheaded a long project to open trade with China (forbidden by the UK under a United States embargo on trade with any communist country following the Second World War- as a condition of US aid to the UK).