Exclusive coverage given to a mainland television station of a meeting between Tung Chee-hwa and the PLA Garrison commander would not be repeated, it was promised yesterday. Journalists were angered at the sole access granted to China Central Television (CCTV) to Friday's talks between Mr Tung and Major-General Liu Zhenwu. A spokesman for the Chief Executive pledged the difference in access would not happen again and it had arisen from a lack of communication. 'Our original plan was just to arrange for some Government Information Services staff to take pictures of the meeting and issue them later,' she said. 'But our communication with the PLA was not sufficient. They arrived with some journalists. We did not know it beforehand. As they had arrived, we couldn't just ask them to go. 'We assure that a similar incident will not be repeated.' The Government issued a press release and pictures of the meeting last Friday while CCTV carried a report on the courtesy call at Government House on Saturday. But journalists' representatives were unhappy with the explanation. Press Photographers' Association chairman Sin Wai-keung said: 'I don't think the explanation is acceptable . . . You can't just allow any people to go in just because they have come along.' He said the arrangement was unhealthy and could harm the public's right to information about the Government. 'Hong Kong is ruled under the concept of 'one country, two systems'. News in Hong Kong should not be distributed from the central Government.' The chairman of the Hong Kong Journalists' Association, Carol Lai Pui-yee, said: 'The explanation cannot be accepted. But it is difficult to point out who made the mistake.'