Hu leaves for Thailand, Australia, New Zealand
( 2003-10-17 16:41) (Xinhua)
Chinese President Hu Jintao left Beijing at noon Friday for state visits to
Thailand, Australia and New Zealand at the invitation of Thai King Bhumibol
Adulyadej, Australian Governor-General Michael Jeffery and New Zealand
Governor-General Silvia Cartwright.
Meanwhile, Hu will also participate in the 11th Asia Pacific Economic
Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting scheduled for Oct. 20-21 in the
Thai capital of Bangkok.
Hu's entourage includes his wife Liu Yongqing, Member of the Secretariat and
Director of the General Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central
Committee Wang Gang, Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing, Minister in charge of the
State Development and Reform Commission Ma Kai, Director of the Policy Research
Office of the CPC Central Committee Wang Huning, and some other senior