Chinese President Hu Jintao on Saturday morning reviewed troops of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) at the Stonecutters Island (Ngong Shuen Chau) Naval Base.
Hu, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, arrived in Hong Kong on Friday to attend the celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China and the swearing-in ceremony of the third-term government of the HKSAR.
About 1,900 troops were present on the occasion, in the formations of guard of honor, army, navy, air force, armored force and helicopters.
President Hu reviewed the troops in the company of Wang Jitang, commander of the Chinese PLA Garrison in the HKSAR.
After reviewing troops, Hu viewed facilities of the naval base, including a library and a computer room. Later, he went to see soldiers at their barracks and asked about their training, study and daily life.
At the naval base, Hu also met with the officers above the battalion commander level of the garrison.
(Xinhua News Agency June 30, 2007)