Jintao in Hong Kong for handover ceremony
But while he vowed to “walk more” and “see more” in Hong Kong, the first order of business on Hu’s trip was a parade in front of the massed ranks of China’s secretive military garrison. The president stood to attention in an open-top vehicle, microphones arrayed in front of him, as he moved down the line of People’s Liberation Army personnel, tanks and missile launchers in Hong Kong’s remote New Territories.
“Thank you for your efforts comrades!” Hu, wearing a green uniform, shouted. The PLA members answered with a cry of “serve the people!” A huge banner aloft read “Love the motherland, love Hong Kong”.—AFP