Sat, July 11, 2009

China attends G8+5 Meetings

G5 speak out on global challenges

Five leading developing countries -- China, India, Brazil, South Africa and Mexico (G5) --spoke out on Wednesday afternoon in Italian city of L'Aquila on joint efforts to address global challenges. Full story


President Hu Jintao

Elected President of the People's Republic of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China at the first session of the 11th NPC.


Which issue would top the agenda of the G8 summit in Italy?
Financial Crisis.
Other issues.


Latest News


G8 summit ends with 20-billion-dollar aid promise

2009-07-10 14:22:17 GMT Xinhua English L'AQUILA, Italy, July 10 (Xinhua) -- World leaders at the Group of Eight (G8) summit ended their three-day gathering on Friday with a promise to mobilize 20 billion U.S. dollars to help fight world hunger.

G8 nations pledge $20 bln to fight hunger

2009-07-10 13:04:43 GMT Xinhua English L'AQUILA, Italy, July 10 (Xinhua) -- World leaders at the Group of Eight (G8) summit pledged 20 billion U.S. dollars on Friday to help poor countries increase their agriculture output to fight hunger.

G8 to build stronger partnership with Africa on water, sanitation

2009-07-10 13:03:13 GMT Xinhua English L'AQUILA, Italy, July 10 (Xinhua) -- The Group of Eight industrialized nations and poverty-ridden African countries agreed Friday to establish a stronger G8-Africa Partnership on Water and Sanitation, according to a statement issued after their meeting.

World leaders meet on Africa, food security at G8 summit

2009-07-10 13:00:50 GMT Xinhua English L'AQUILA, Italy, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Leaders of the Group of Eight industrialized nations and five emerging economies met Friday with their African counterparts to discuss the economic crisis and food security in Africa.

Comments & Analyses


Hu's Italian job to bolster bonds

2009-07-06 00:48:46 GMT China Daily ROME: President Hu Jintao arrived here on Sunday to start his official visit to Italy.

Russian president confident G8 summit a success

2009-07-05 13:11:47 GMT Xinhua English MOSCOW, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev voiced confidence that the upcoming Group of Eight (G8) summit and outreach sessions in Italy "have every chance to be successful," in an interview with Italian media published on Sunday.

G8 Summit talks likely to turn to dollar

2009-07-02 23:48:01 GMT China Daily China would like to see a diversification of the international currency system in the future and believes it would be "normal" if the issue came up at the "8+5 summit" involving the Group of Eight (G8) and emerging powers, Deputy Foreign Minister He Yafei said Thursday.

Photo & Video Reports


Security strengthened for upcoming G8 meeting

2009-07-08 10:52:44 GMT Xinhua English More than fifteen thousand security members gathered at L'Aquila, where 2009 G8 summit and other related international meetings will be held from July 8 to 10, to ensure the security during the meeting.

Chinese president meets Italian officials on bilateral relations

2009-07-07 22:46:00 GMT Xinhua English FLORENCE, Italy, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao said Tuesday that China highly values its relations with Italy and is willing to broaden consensus and deepen pragmatic cooperation with the country in various fields.

President Hu Jintao visits the ancient Colosseum in Rome

2009-07-06 06:36:47 GMT China's President Hu Jintao (R) and his wife view historical artifacts while visiting the ancient Colosseum in Rome July 5, 2009. [Agencies]

President Hu arrives in Rome

2009-07-06 05:45:29 GMT Xinhua English Chinese President Hu Jintao is welcomed by an Italian official upon his arrival at Rome, Italy, July 5, 2009.



Themes and scenarios for G8 summit in Italy

2009-07-06 06:21:28 GMT Leaders from the Group of Eight industrial nations and major developing nations will hold talks from July 8-10 in the central Italian city of L'Aquila.

Backgrounder: Biographical sketch of Hu Jintao

2009-07-06 06:08:55 GMT Xinhua English The following is the biographical sketch of Hu Jintao:

Backgrounder: Basic facts about Italy

2009-07-06 05:33:32 GMT Xinhua English The following are some basic facts about Italy.

Backgrounder: Basic facts about Portugal

2009-07-06 05:31:21 GMT Xinhua English The following are some basic facts about Portugal.