QINGDAO: President Hu Jintao visited the port city of Qingdao Sunday to inspect preparatory work for the 2008 Olympic Games` sailing event.
President Hu Jintao talks with a coach when he visits the Olympic Sailing Center in Qingdao, east China`s Shandong province July 20, 2008. [Xinhua]
He praised the organizers for having cleared green algae that had invaded the venue.
At the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center, Hu visited an exhibition on the event`s preparatory work, and listened to reports on venue construction, organization, logistics and environmental protection.
Later, he visited a training center and talked with foreign athletes preparing for the Games there.
Two local companies, including home appliance firm, Haier Group, and a candle-maker, were also on his itinerary.