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Chinese president to visit Canada, attend G20 summit

06-18-2010 16:29 BJT Special Report: Hu Visits Canada, Attends G20 Summit |

BEIJING, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao will pay a state visit to Canada from June 23-27 and attend the fourth Group of 20 (G20) summit to be held in Toronto, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang here Thursday.

Hu is invited by the Canadian Governor-General Michaelle Jean and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Qin told a regular news briefing.

He said China has four main expectations for the upcoming G20 summit. Firstly, regarding the current European sovereign debt crises, China hopes the member countries will enhance communication and coordination on the macro-economic policies.

Secondly, China expects the G20 summit to push the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to finish its quota reform that would give more representation and voice to emerging markets and developing countries.

China also hopes the Toronto summit will improve the international financial system and deepen the reform of international supervision system.

Thirdly, China hopes the summit will pay more attention to development problems and provide political support to the United Nation's high-level meeting on Millennium Development Goals in September this year.

Fourthly, China hopes the summit will condemn trade protectionism and promote the completion of the Doha round.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source:

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