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APEC leaders' meeting to kick off on Nov 10

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-09-30 19:34

BEIJING - The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting will be held in Beijing from Nov 10 to 11, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Tuesday.

During APEC leaders' week, China will host a series of meetings, including the final senior officials' meeting from Nov. 5 to 6, the 26th ministerial meeting from Nov 7 to 8, the 22nd APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting from Nov 10 to 11 as well as APEC business and leader spouses' events.

APEC leaders' week is the biggest APEC event throughout the year.

All the parties hope the upcoming meetings will be productive, Hua said at a regular news briefing.

"As the host, China will continue to work with other APEC economies to ensure the meeting is successful," she added.

With the theme of "Shaping the Future through Asia-Pacific Partnership", APEC members have reached consensus on regional economic integration, innovation-driven development, reform and growth as well as infrastructure and connectivity, Hua said.

The 21 APEC members, including the United States, China, Japan and Russia, account for over half of the world's economic output, 40 percent of the world's population, and 46 percent of the total global trade.

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