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China focus on four G20 thrust areas

By Xinhua

 China focus on four G20 thrust areas
A visitor enters the media centre ahead of the G20 Summit in Brisbane on November 13, 2014. Brisbane will host the G20 Leadership Summit on November 15-16. (AFP PHOTO / Peter PARKS)

BEIJING - China expects the coming G20 summit to achieve results in economic growth, improving governance, reducing trade barriers and addressing global challenges, a Chinese Foreign Ministry Official said here Thursday.

Zhang Jun, head of the Foreign Ministry's international economy department, accounced that Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the ninth G20 summit, which will be held in Brisbane, Australia from Nov 15 to 16.

Zhang said at a press briefing that President Xi will elaborate on China's stance regarding major issues of the global economy, put forward proposals, advance cooperation and send out signals of confidence at the G20 summit.

On the sidelines of the G20 summit, President Xi will also attend an informal meeting of the BRICS countries, a term describing the developing economies of China, Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa, according to Zhang Jun.

First, the Chinese side expects the summit to come up with new measures to promote growth of global economy.

Second, the Chinese side expects the summit to take new steps forward in improving global economic governance, advance reform of the international financial system, step up energy cooperation and jointly guarantee international energy security.

Third, the Chinese side expects the summit to reach new consensus on building an open global economy.

Fourth, the Chinese side expects the summit to pay greater attention to development issues, advance international cooperation on preventing Ebola and combating corruption.

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