Hu Jintao Leaves the ROK for APEC Meeting in Japan

On the afternoon of November 12, 2010, Chinese President Hu Jintao left Seoul, capital of the Republic of Korea (ROK) for Japan after attending the fifth summit of the Group of 20 (G20). The Chinese president was traveling to Yokohama, Japan, for the 18th Economic Leaders' Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

At the G20 Seoul summit from November 11 to 12, Hu and other G20 leaders discussed the world economic situation, the "Framework for Strong, Sustainable, and Balanced Global Growth," the reform of global financial institutions, the strengthening of financial regulations, a global financial safety net, development and trade issues. The summit was concluded on the afternoon of November 12.

In his speech delivered at the summit, Hu put forward China’s views and proposals on how to fulfill the target of strong, sustainable and balanced global growth.

“We must adopt an attitude responsible to history and the future, bear in mind the common interests of mankind, build on what we have already achieved and continue to work in concert for strong, sustainable and balanced growth of the world economy,” said Hu in his speech.

Hu arrived in Seoul on November 11 for the G20 summit. After his arrival, Hu met with ROK President Lee Myung-bak, U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, exchanging views with them on bilateral ties as well as major international and regional issues of common concern.

On the evening of the same day, Hu attended the reception and the working dinner of the G20 summit.

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