Backgrounder: President Hu's greetings to children for Children's Day

08:13, June 02, 2010      

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Chinese President Hu Jintao toured a museum in Beijing along with children from home and abroad, before hundreds of millions of children across the country celebrated the International Children's Day on Tuesday.

The following are Hu's greetings to children ahead of or on the Children's Day since the year 2004.

On May 31, 2004, the President toured the China Science and Technology Museum and the Beijing Children's Palace. He joined children in visiting the Shenzhou V re-entry capsule and watching science and entertainment programs, as well as playing table tennis.

On May 29, 2005, the President watched a singing and dancing performance by children from the Little Red Star Kindergarten Art Troupe. Hu walked onto the stage at the end of the performance and took photos with children.

On May 31, 2006, the President visited handicapped children and orphans at the Beijing Children's Welfare Institute, where he taught them to make "zongzi", traditional glutinous rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves and eaten to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. Hu later visited the Xisibei Kindergarten in the capital's Xicheng District, where he joined kids in singing songs and drawing pictures.

On June 1, 2007, the President visited a kindergarten and a primary school in the capital's Daxing District. Hu joined children playing with toy bricks at the kindergarten and played basketball and rope skipping with students at the school. He also planted two tomato seedlings.

On May 31, 2008, the President visited kids studying in a quake-proof tent in the quake-hit Ningqiang County in northwest China's Shaanxi Province. On June 1, Hu visited kids studying in a tent school in the Jiangjiashan village in northwest China's Gansu Province.

On May 31, 2009, the President visited the Jushan Primary School in the capital's Haidian District, where most students were children of migrant workers. Hu later visited the Fangcaodi Primary School, an international school, where he played games with children and taught them to make dumplings.

On May 31, 2010, the President toured the China Science and Technology Museum in Beijing along with children from home and abroad, where he encouraged children to be ambitious and pursue an all-round development.



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