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President Hu reviews navy guard of honor at Qingdao Port

Source: Xinhua | 04-23-2009 13:52

Special Report:   Chinese navy 60th anniversary

QINGDAO, April 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived at the Qingdao Port Thursday noon and reviewed the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy guard of honor, prior to an international fleet review slated for later Thursday.

Earlier this morning, President Hu, also chairman of the Central Military Commission, met with heads of naval delegations from 29 countries who are here to participate in celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the PLA Navy.

A PLA naval fleet parade, which will include the first public showing of China's nuclear submarines, and a fleet review of 21 foreign vessels from 14 countries will be held off the coast of Qingdao later in the afternoon.


Editor:Liu Anqi