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Hu extends greetings to children ahead of Int'l Children's Day

2011-05-31 13:23:30 GMT2011-05-31 21:23:30(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Chinese President Hu Jintao poses with children for photos at the Liulin Kindergarten in Shiyan city of central China's Hubei Province, May 31, 2011, prior to International Children's Day which falls on June 1. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

Chinese President Hu Jintao plays a game with children at the Liulin Kindergarten in Shiyan city of central China's Hubei Province, May 31, 2011, prior to International Children's Day which falls on June 1. (Xinhua)

Chinese President Hu Jintao talks to a child at the Liulin Kindergarten in Shiyan city of central China's Hubei Province, May 31, 2011, prior to International Children's Day which falls on June 1. (Xinhua)

Chinese President Hu Jintao listens to a child at the Liulin Kindergarten in Shiyan city of central China's Hubei Province, May 31, 2011, prior to International Children's Day which falls on June 1. (Xinhua)

Chinese President Hu Jintao makes paper flowers with children at the Liulin Kindergarten in Shiyan city of central China's Hubei Province, May 31, 2011, prior to International Children's Day which falls on June 1. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

BEIJING, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao extended greetings on Tuesday to China's children, as well as those involved in work concerning children, prior to International Children's Day which falls on June 1.

Hu, who is currently conducting an inspection tour in central China' s Hubei Province, visited students and teachers on Tuesday at the Liulin Kindergarten in the province's Shiyan city.

During his visit, Hu joined preschoolers to create paper flowers and sing children's songs.

Hu wished all children a happy life and healthy growth as he wrote the wishes on a wall of the classroom, after which he read them aloud with children in the class.

In his conversation with school teachers, he thanked them for their hard work.

Hu said he hoped all teachers would care for and teach children with their love and work to ensure they have happy childhoods.

The President also urged officials to increase financial support to preschool education to ensure all school age children have quality educational services.

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