HONG KONG, June 29 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived here by special plane at noon Friday to attend the celebrations marking the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland and the swearing-in ceremony of the fourth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
HKSAR Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen mounted the special plane to welcome Hu, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission.
HKSAR Chief Executive-elect Leung Chun-ying and a group of high- ranking officials were also present at the airport to greet Hu.
A series of events will be held during the next few days to mark the anniversary, including a flag-raising ceremony, artistic performances, a fireworks display, carnivals, and parachute jumping performance staged by the People's Liberation Army 81 Parachute Brigade.
Chinese President Hu Jintao said here Friday that the mainland and Hong Kong should unite and work together for a better future.
Chinese President Hu Jintao said here Friday that he hopes to witness Hong Kong's latest development and progress while having a better understanding of local people's life and expectations during his stay in Hong Kong.