Thu, August 19, 2010

Hu visits Canada, attends G20 Summit

G20 summit concludes with firm fiscal targets

The fourth Group of 20 (G20) summit concluded here on Sunday afternoon after leaders of major economies agreed on a set of targets of fiscal consolidation and measures to ensure a strong, sustainable and balanced growth. Full story


What is the G20

The Group of Twenty (G-20) Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors was established in 1999.


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Canadian officials praise Chinese president's visit to Canada

2010-06-29 03:22:31 GMT Xinhua English OTTAWA, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Canadian officials said Monday that Chinese President Hu Jintao's latest visit to Canada has significantly boosted bilateral relations.

Chinese president's visit to Canada, attendance at G20 summit successfully promote trust, cooperation

2010-06-28 15:47:58 GMT Xinhua English TORONTO, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to Canada and his attendance at the Toronto G20 summit from June 23 to June 27 have successfully strengthened mutual trust and expanded cooperation, accompanying Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said on Monday.

Chinese President returns to Beijing after Canada visit, G20 summit

2010-06-28 13:42:00 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao returned to Beijing Monday afternoon after paying a state visit to Canada and attending the fourth summit of the Group of Twenty (G20) in Toronto.

Chinese president meets new Japanese PM on ties

2010-06-27 12:25:40 GMT Xinhua English TORONTO, Canada, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao met new Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan in Canada's largest city of Toronto on Sunday to discuss bilateral ties.

Chinese president attends G20 Toronto summit, meets foreign leaders

2010-06-28 07:15:11 GMT Xinhua English TORONTO, Canada, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao attended the fourth summit of Group of Twenty (G20) in Toronto on Sunday. On the sidelines of the summit, he met with the leaders of Japan and South Korea on Sunday.

G20 leaders commit to debt reduction

2010-06-28 05:07:10 GMT Leaders of the world's biggest economies agreed on Sunday on a timetable for cutting their deficits and halting the growth of their public debt. Jon Decker reports.

Obama speaks at conclusion of G20 Summit

2010-06-28 03:36:24 GMT Xinhua English U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the conclusion of the G20 Summit, at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, in Toronto, Canada, June 27, 2010.

Advanced economies pledge to halve deficits by 2013

2010-06-28 00:29:41 GMT Xinhua English TORONTO, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Advanced economies pledged to halve their deficits by 2013 and stabilize or reduce government debt-to-GDP ratios by 2016, according to the declaration announced at the close of the Toronto Group of 20 (G20) Summit on Sunday.

World markets rally on yuan policy

2010-06-23 10:13:21 GMT China Daily BEIJING - Stocks worldwide and oil prices rose on Monday after China's central bank pledged to make the yuan more flexible, but analysts said the policy's effect on the Chinese and global economy was still uncertain.

Currency is off limits at G20 summit

2010-06-19 08:37:43 GMT China Daily BEIJING, June 19 (Xinhuanet) -- Discussions about the yuan-dollar exchange rate will not be on the agenda at the Group of 20 meeting in Canada next week, Chinese officials said on Friday.

G20 not the right place to discuss the yuan: FM

2010-06-18 02:42:57 GMT Global Times The upcoming G20 summit is an "inappropriate" forum to discuss the yuan's value, China's foreign ministry spokesman, Qin Gang, said at a regular press conference in Beijing Thursday.

Global economy recovering faster than expected, but need repair: G20

2010-06-05 08:57:00 GMT Xinhua English Busan, June 5 (Xinhua) -- The global economy is recovering faster than expected, but the financial repair is 'critical' to global economic recovery, the Group of 20 industrialized nations said in a communique.

A new beginning beckons global leaders

2010-06-24 04:00:40 GMT China Daily New York - The world needs a further concerted effort to ensure sustained global economic recovery and "a new beginning", as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper spelled out in January, at the summit of the leaders of Group of 20 countries and organizations in Toronto this weekend.

G20 summit, keep it or scrap it?

2010-06-24 03:56:04 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, June 23 (Xinhua) -- The leaders of the Group of 20 will gather over the weekend in Toronto, Canada, in a bid to inject fresh impetus to the global recovery and wean the world off stimulus packages.

China says G20 summit discussions should focus on world recovery

2010-06-22 12:01:25 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, June 22 (Xinhua) -- China said Tuesday the fourth Group of 20 (G20) summit should focus on the recovery of world economy, not the RMB (yuan) exchange rate.

Russian presidential aide lauds China's role in G20

2010-06-21 18:20:48 GMT Xinhua English MOSCOW, June 21 (Xinhua) -- China has played a role of great importance during the founding and development of G20, Russian presidential aide Arkady Dvorkovich said on Monday.