President Hu Jintao will spend next week in the United States to explain his nation's role in tackling the financial crisis, climate change and nuclear disarmament to global leaders.
President Hu will be in New York from Sept 21-24 before heading to Pittsburgh, Pa., for the G20 meeting of world leaders from 19 countries as well as the European Union on Sept 25.
Hu and his delegation will attend a climate change discussion hosted by the UN on Sept 22 as well as a meeting on the nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament, said Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Jiang Yu.
No details were released on the president's summit schedule or his meetings with global leaders.
Political experts and analysts believed that the topics of climate change and financial crisis will dominate the agenda of the world leaders, saying the coming week serves as an occasion for China's leaders to expound on the nation's role in solving thorny global problems.
United Nations officials said no goals or targets will be negotiated or finalized at the climate-change discussion next Tuesday. Chinese climate change officials are busy coordinating stances with leading nations prior to Hu's visit. Xie Zhenhua, China's national climate change envoy, said he had finished a conference call with his US counterpart last Friday, trying to pave the way for Hu's meeting with US President Barack Obama.
"We (developing countries) have already voiced our concerns and stances toward a final global climate change treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol and we hope the developed countries respond to our concerns swiftly," Xie said over the weekend.
Hu Angang, professor with Tsinghua University said the upcoming summit is critical in reshaping global governance to tackle the urgent global issues.