June 29 - China's Hu inspects PLA troops in Hong Kong. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL Chinese President Hu Jintao inspected troops of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) stationed in Hong Kong at the Shek Hong air base on Friday (June 29). Hu is in Hong Kong to attend celebrations that mark the 15th anniversary of the former British colony's return to China on July 1. He will also oversee the swearing-in of Hong Kong's new leader. China had been hoping for a smooth transition of power from outgoing Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang to his Beijing-backed successor, Leung Chun-ying, but a series of scandals that has infuriated the public, and undermined the government's reputation as clean and honest, makes that unlikely. China's leaders have sought to pacify Hong Kong's sometimes restive citizens with economic sweeteners. Hu will hand out gifts during his visit including new offshore yuan currency initiatives and plans to integrate the reach of Hong Kong's financial and offshore yuan services into Qianhai, a new development zone in southern China.