BEIJING, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao left here Thursday morning for the Group of 20 (G20) Summit in the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the 18th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Japan.
The fifth G20 Summit, an international forum on economic cooperation among the world's 20 major economies, will be held from Nov. 11 to 12 in Seoul.
The APEC Summit is scheduled for Nov. 13-14 in Japan's Yokohama, with "Change and Action" as the theme.
Hu was invited to attend the summits by ROK President Lee Myung-bak and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan.
The president's entourage includes his wife Liu Yongqing; Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan; Ling Jihua, member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of General Office of CPC Central Committee; Wang Huning, member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and director of Policy Research Office of the CPC Central Committee and State Councilor Dai Bingguo.