HONG KONG, Feb. 25 -- The location of the 2014 Asia- Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers' Meeting ( FMM) would be changed to Beijing from Hong Kong to facilitate logistics arrangements, Hong Kong's city government news website said here on Tuesday.
It said the Chinese central government wrote to inform the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government Tuesday that due to the number of events and the broad range of issues covered in the 2014 APEC process, some APEC meetings would have to be rescheduled to ensure the various events would be well organized and coordinated.
The FMM, which was scheduled to be held in Hong Kong from Sept. 10 to 12, would be postponed to a new date after late September in Beijing.
A Hong Kong government spokesman said the HKSAR government fully respects and understands the Central People's Government's ( CPG's) decision to change the timing and location of this year's APEC FMM.
"The HKSAR Government would like to thank the relevant CPG ministries, including the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, as well as the Legislative Council and relevant organizations, for their support and co-operation over the past months," the spokesman said.