US president to visit China, attend APEC summit

Updated: 2014-11-03 16:12


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BEIJING -- US President Barack Obama will pay a state visit to China and attend the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting in Beijing from Nov. 10 to 12, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang announced Monday.

Obama is visiting at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, said Qin in a press release.

Qin said the leaders of the two countries will exchange views on Sino-U.S. relations as well as major international and regional issues of common concern.

With the theme of "Shaping the Future through Asia-Pacific Partnership", a series of APEC meetings will be held from Nov. 5 to 11 in Beijing.

Xi will chair the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting. On the sidelines of the meeting, Xi will meet with leaders of other APEC members.

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