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China, US highlight new type of major-country relations
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama on November 11 pledged to push forward a new type of major-country relations between the two countries.

China, Russia cultivate "evergreen" friendship, cooperation
Close contacts between Chinese and Russian leaders have led to "evergreen" friendship and cooperation between the two countries, Chinese President Xi Jinping said November 9.

China's Xi, Japan's Abe hold meeting
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on November 10 held a meeting at the request of the Japanese side ahead of the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting.

Xi noted that both sides have reached a four-point agreement to improve bilateral ties, and expressed hope that the Japanese side would properly handle related issues in line with the agreement.

China, Vietnam to handle maritime issues through dialogue, consultation
Chinese and Vietnamese presidents pledged here November 10 to handle maritime issues properly through dialogue and consultation and strengthen bilateral relations.

China, Malaysia to enhance cooperation
China and Malaysia should strengthen their cooperation in infrastructure, connectivity and financing and promote the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership, said Chinese President Xi Jinping on November 10.

APEC economies approve roadmap on FTAAP
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies have decided to approve a roadmap for APEC's contribution to the realization of the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), marking the official launch of the FTAAP process, Chinese President Xi Jinping said  on November 11.

China, ROK conclude substantive talks on "landmark" FTA
China and the Republic of Korea (ROK) have concluded substantive negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), the two heads of state announced November 10, hailing the FTA a milestone in regional integration.

APEC leaders agree on new incentives for growth
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders have agreed on five incentives for future economic growth, said Chinese President Xi Jinping on November 11.

The incentives are economic reform, new economy, innovative growth, inclusive support and urbanization, Xi told a press conference after the conclusion of the 22nd APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting.

China, Russia sign energy agreements
China and Russia signed agreements on November 9 to boost their energy cooperation, including a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a second route to supply China with Russian natural gas.

China, Chile to boost cooperation in agriculture, mining
China and Chile are willing to expand bilateral cooperation in agriculture, mining, finance and infrastructure construction, as well as humanities and science and technology.

China, Australia eye new progress in trade, investment cooperation
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott agreed during their meeting on November 10 that the two countries should work together to make new progress in trade and investment cooperation.

China, Papua New Guinea look to more cooperation
Chinese President Xi Jinping on November 10 called for cooperation with Papua New Guinea in trade, energy, natural resources, infrastructure, agriculture and culture.

New Zealand PM eye greater trade potentials with China
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has said his country wants to participate the newly-launched Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and work with China to contribute to the region's infrastructure development.

APEC members agree on connectivity blueprint
Members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on November 11 adopted a blueprint to promote regional connectivity by 2025.

The APEC members set the target to enhance physical, institutional and people-to-people connectivity by 2025, said Chinese President Xi Jinping at a press conference on the achievements of the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting.

APEC economies decide to launch anti-corruption network
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies have decided to set up a cross-border law enforcement network to strengthen transnational anti-corruption cooperation in the region, Chinese President Xi Jinping said November 11.

Leaders and representatives of the 21 APEC economies have reached consensus in hunting down fugitives at large, recovering their ill-gotten assets and expanding law enforcement cooperation, Xi told a press conference at the end of a two-day APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting.

Full text: Statement on the 25th anniversary of APEC
Leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies concluded their annual meeting in Beijing on Tuesday, adopting the "Statement on the 25th Anniversary of APEC: Shaping the Future through Asia-Pacific Partnership".

APEC leaders determined to jointly fight Ebola: Xi
Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies are determined to work together to fight the rampant Ebola epidemic, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on November 11.


5th meeting this year

February:  Sochi, Russia while attending the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games

May:  Putin's state visit to China and at the Cica summit in Shanghai

July:  During the sixth BRICS leaders' meeting

September:  Dushanbe, Tajikistan during the 14th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the SCO member states

Korean nuclear issue and free trade negotiation

Xi and Park have planned to hold bilateral talks during the APEC events, focusing on the Korean nuclear issue and the ongoing free trade negotiation between Beijing and Seoul.

Diverse range of issues

Xi and Obama will meet for a whole day on November 12 after the APEC summits.    

The meeting between Xi and Obama held at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in California last June was reported to have yielded good results. It is expected that during this meeting, both leaders will have ample time to "privately communicate," according to Robert Wang, the US' APEC Senior Official. Their meeting is likely to be located somewhere near the Huairou district of Beijing, weather permitting. They will exchange opinions over concerns related to security and economy in an "honest and private way."

Meeting unconfirmed

It is still unclear whether Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Since Abe came to power in 2012, the leaders have failed to meet on some occasions, such as during the 2013 APEC meetings and 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on October 30 that China will "play its due role as a host to all guests" when answering a question on the possibility of a China-Japan leaders' meeting on the sidelines of APEC meetings.

●Beijing will implement temporary traffic controls, restrict or stop production at heavy polluting factories and increase sanitation to ensure clean air during the meetings.

Bomb detecting/detonating robot:
This advanced robot can detect explosives through walls and destroy dangerous articles with its powerful water cannon.

Traffic monitoring system:
768 specialized cameras with over 90 percent face-recognition accuracy in low light were installed on main streets.

●Beijing will take measures to reduce traffic from November 3 to 12, during which a total 70 percent of vehicles used by the Beijing government and State-owned enterprises will be prohibited from use.

●Five cities in Hebei Province, which surround Beijing, will ban 30 percent of all vehicles from roads to help ensure cleaner air for the upcoming APEC meeting.

●2,280 APEC trained volunteers from 23 universities in Beijing will be on hand to serve guests.

●The National Convention Center designed 16 new uniforms, which integrate Chinese design elements, for volunteers holding important positions.

Dining schedule and etiquette:
300-meters, 484 steps, five minutes and 45 seconds from kitchen to table

About 142 meals will be served to 73,000 guests.

Representative dishes from five continents and numerous provinces in China will be served, featuring 11 kinds of Beijing traditional desserts, such as bingtanghulu (candied haw fruit) and lüdagunr (soybean-flour rolls).

Table centerpieces:
Chefs will prepare sculptures with sugar, fruit, vegetables and flour in different styles to decorate eight dinning tables.