Hu's APEC attendance helps build cooperation

Chinese President Hu Jintao's active engagement at the APEC meetings in Hawaii was conducive to strengthening China's relations with other APEC members, increasing their understanding and support of China and setting the direction of future regional cooperation, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said.

Chinese president ends Hawaii trip after APEC meeting

Chinese President Hu Jintao left Honolulu, Hawaii, on Monday after attending the Economic Leaders' Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

About APEC

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. [More]

The purpose of APEC

APEC works to reduce tariffs and other trade barriers across the Asia-Pacific region, creating efficient domestic economies and dramatically increasing exports. [More]

China and APEC

China has played an important part in this forum, which was established in Nov. 1989 to facilitate economic cooperation among 21 economies.[More]

How did Hawaii become the host of APEC 2011?

The Hawaii bid, submitted in January 2008, was a collaborative effort between the East-West Center, Hawaii Tourism Authority, the Hawaii Congressional Delegation, the military and a host of Hawaii business leaders. [More]

Is it okay to travel to Hawaii during APEC?

Hawaii has nearly 800 flights arriving into the state during Leaders Week, so there will be adequate air seats available. As with any travel period, we recommend that visitors book early to secure their preferred accommodations and flights. [More]