|President Hu calls for further efforts to protect public stability in Beijing|
BEIJING, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Wednesday called on police in Beijing to continue efforts in protecting public stability in the capital city, especially in areas near the Tian'anmen Square.
Hu, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks when meeting with representatives from Beijing's special police forces, traffic police, and armed police who were stationed in the Tian'anmen Square.
The president noted the police had made outstanding contributions to the success of the country's National Day celebrations, which included a military parade, a grandiose pageant and an evening gala in the Tian'anmen Square, by maintaining public order in Beijing.
The police should further improve their working capabilities as well as their equipment in order to better protect public stability in Beijing and in areas near the Tian'anmen Square, he said.
President Hu also took the city's newly completed subway to the Summer Palace in northwestern Beijing.
During his 30-minute ride on the subway No. 4, which just started operation in late September, Hu told employees of the subway line to provide the public with fast, safe, convenient and comfortable services, in order to encourage more people to use public transportations.
In the Summer Palace, Hu also greeted the park's employees, visitors as well as volunteers working in the scenic spot.
Liu Qi, secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee, Ling Jihua, member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and director of General Office of CPC Central Committee, and China's police chief Meng Jianzhu accompanied Hu in Wednesday's visit.