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Anniversary celebration gathering, third-term gov't inauguration held in Macao

2009-12-20 01:29:41 GMT2009-12-20 09:29:41 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Chinese President Hu Jintao (C) and the officials attending the celebration gathering marking the 10th anniversary of Macao's return to the motherland and the inauguration of the third-term government of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) sing the national anthem in Macao SAR in south China on Dec. 20, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)

MACAO, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- The celebration gathering marking the10th anniversary of Macao's return to the motherland and the inauguration of the third-term government of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) were held here Sunday.

President Hu Jintao, who is also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party (CPC) of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended the ceremony, where Macao SAR Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On and principal officials of the SAR government were sworn in.

Fernando Chui went to the podium first to take his oath solemnly, administered by Hu.

Principal officials of the third-term SAR government and members of Macao's executive Council also took their oaths.

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