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Hu Jintao reviews PLA garrison troops in Macao

2009-12-20 07:06:25 GMT2009-12-20 15:06:25 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Chinese President Hu Jintao, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and chairman of the Central Military Commission, reviews the People's Liberation Army Garrison in Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR)on Dec. 20, 2009. (Xinhua/Song Zhenping)

Chinese President Hu Jintao, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and chairman of the Central Military Commission, reviews the People's Liberation Army Garrison in Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR)on Dec. 20, 2009. (Xinhua/Song Zhenping)

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R), also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and chairman of the Central Military Commission, shakes hands with an officer as he inspects the People's Liberation Army Garrison troops in Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR), south China, on Dec. 20, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)

Chinese President Hu Jintao (C), also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and chairman of the Central Military Commission, talks with soldiers of the People's Liberation Army garrison troops in Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR), Dec. 20, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)

MACAO, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- President Hu Jintao inspected the People's Liberation Army garrison troops in Macao Sunday, praising them for their important role in maintaining Macao's prosperity and stability.

Following a solemn military review, Hu, also general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, visited the garrison's history museum and chatted with soldiers.

In the past decade, the troops carried out the decisions and orders of the Party and the CMC, adhered to the PLA's fundamental aim and fine traditions, performed their duties legally and successfully, and fulfilled various tasks, Hu told the garrison officers.

He said the troops should firmly implement the principles of "one country, two systems", "Macao people governing Macao" with a high degree of autonomy and the Basic Law, support the administration of the Macao Special Administrative Region government and show friendliness to and care for local residents.

The president also required the troops to strengthen training and scientific management, enhance defense capabilities, and administer the army according to law.

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