The 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting kicked off in Beijing Tuesday morning.
Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted and addressed the meeting at the Yanqi Lake International Convention Center in northern suburb of Beijing.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of APEC, which has been the top-level and most representative cooperation mechanism that covers wide range of areas in the Asia-Pacific.
The meeting is expected to make four achievements, including the launch of the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP) process; a statement on the 25th anniversary of the APEC; promotion of innovation, reforms and growth to seek new momentum for long-term development of the Asia-Pacific; a blueprint to lay a solid foundation for all-round connectivity in the Asia-Pacific.
(Xinhua News Agency November 11, 2014)