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2017 Boao Youth Forum for Asia (Hong Kong) held welcome dinner

Time:2017-11-02 14:33:43    Views:11814    Origin:Boao Forum for Asia

The 6th Boao Youth Forum for Asia (Hong Kong) held the welcome dinner at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center on the evening of November 1, 2017. Over 200 guests attended the welcome dinner, including Carrie LAM CHENG Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of HKSAR; ZHOU Wenzhong, Secretary General, Boao Forum for Asia; Shaukat AZIZ, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan; XIE Feng, Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the HKSAR; CHEN Dong, Deputy director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR; Ian Fok Tsun-wan, Executive President of Henry Fok Ying Tung Foundation Company and Adviser to Boao Forum for Asia; Albert CHUANG, Advisor of the Preparatory Committee of the 2017 Boao Youth Forum for Asia (Hong Kong) and Chairman, The Y. Elites Association; and QI Xiaohong, Secretary-General of Mingxi Charity Foundation Limited.

ZHOU Wenzhong extended welcome to the guests and said that anti-globalization and protectionist tendencies have mounted in recent years, and the development of Asian economy was plagued with severe challenges. It is a common task for the Asian countries and regions and also a common problem facing young aspirants to develop new growth points, form new driving force, explore new paths, and finally achieve sustainable development.

ZHOU Wenzhong pointed out that Boao Youth Forum for Asia (Hong Kong) had been adhering to the “Boao spirit” of openness, inclusiveness, cooperation and win-win results since its inception in 2009. It has been dedicated to creating a sound atmosphere for frank dialogues, sincere cooperation and building of consensus among Asian youths, and helped lay a humanistic and social basis for deepening regional cooperation in Asia. It is expected that tomorrow’s discussions can spark forward-looking and practicable ideas and views, and inject new impetus and provide fresh ideas for economic transition in Asia and the globalization process.

The Boao Youth Forum for Asia (Hong Kong) provides a platform for interaction and exchange between the young people and those concerned about the youth, said HOU Zibo, Vice Chairman and General Manager of Beijing Enterprises Group Company Limited and Chairman and CEO of Beijing Enterprises Holdings Limited. People from all walks of life should promote exchanges between youth in Hong Kong and mainland China and foreign countries, improve their understanding and tolerance of different cultures, support them in their innovation and entrepreneurship efforts and strive to cultivate young talents who are the backbone of the country and are patriotic  with a national spirit and international vision.

During the dinner, Carrie LAM CHENG Yuet-ngor, ZHOU Wenzhong, XIE Feng, and CHEN Dong also presented souvenirs for the exclusive partners, sponsors, co-sponsors and co-organizers of this dinner.

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