Hu Jintao inspects marines in Hainan

2008-04-11 02:47:00 Xinhua English

Chinese President Hu Jintao stands on a military pickup as he inspects a Chinese Navy South China Sea Fleet brigade in Sanya, South China's Hainan Province, April 9, 2008. Hu, also Chairman of the Central Military Commission of China, seeks to strengthen the marine force and better prepare them to safeguard the country's water territory. (Xinhua Photo)

Chinese President Hu Jintao shakes hands with bluejackets during an inspection to a Chinese Navy South China Sea Fleet brigade in Sanya, South China's Hainan Province, April 9, 2008. Hu, also Chairman of the Central Military Commission of China, seeks to strengthen the marine force and better prepare them to safeguard the country's water territory. (Xinhua Photo)

File photo of the Type 071 amphibious transport dock, or landing platform dock (LPD) of the Chinese Navy. Chinese President Hu Jintao visited the warship during an inspection of a Chinese Navy South China Sea Fleet brigade in Sanya, South China's Hainan Province, April 9, 2008. Hu, also Chairman of the Central Military Commission of China, seeks to strengthen the marine force and better prepare them to safeguard the country's water territory. (Xinhua Photo)

File photo of the Type 171 Haikou destroyer of the Chinese Navy. Chinese President Hu Jintao visited the warship during an inspection of a Chinese Navy South China Sea Fleet brigade in Sanya, South China's Hainan Province, April 9, 2008. Hu, also Chairman of the Central Military Commission of China, seeks to strengthen the marine force and better prepare them to safeguard the country's water territory. (Xinhua Photo)

Chinese President Hu Jintao, who is also Chairman of the Central Military Commission, inspected a Chinese Navy South China Sea Fleet brigade in Sanya, South China's Hainan Province, April 9, 2008.