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  April, 30th, 2018 Monday

BFA Update

President Xi Jinping Addresses opening ceremony of BFA annual conference 2018

The Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018 was opened in Boao, Hainan Province on the morning of April 10, 2018. Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony and delivered a keynote speech entitled Openness for Greater Prosperity, Innovation for a Better Future, stressing that all countries shall move with the times, dedicate ourselves to openness and win-win outcomes, be brave to change and break new ground, and keep striving for a community with a shared future for mankind.

Xi Jinping Holds Group Meeting with Incumbent and Incoming Members of the BFA Board of Directors

On April 11, 2018, Chinese President Xi Jinping held a group meeting with the incumbent and incoming members of the Board of Directors of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) at Boao State Guesthouse in Hainan Province.

The Boao Forum for Asia elected its new Board of Directors

The General Meeting of Members of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) elected the new Board of Directors on the morning of April 9. At the ensuing first meeting of the Board, Mr. BAN Ki-moon, the 8th Secretary General of the United Nations, was elected Chairman of the Board.

Xi Jinping Holds Discussion with Representatives of Chinese and Foreign Entrepreneurs Attending BFA Annual Conference 2018

On April 11, 2018, Chinese President Xi Jinping held a discussion with representatives of Chinese and foreign entrepreneurs who attended the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2018 in Boao, Hainan Province.

Speech by ZENG Peiyan at the Buffet Dinner under the theme of “Homage and Heritage”

ZENG Peiyan, Vice-Chairman of Boao Forum for Asia, delivered a speech at the Buffet Dinner under the theme of “Homage and Heritage” on April 10, 2018. Yesterday’s council meeting and membership meeting were successfully concluded, and a new council of 12 members takes office, injecting fresh blood into the forum.

LI Baodong Meets with Mattia Marino, CEO of European House - Ambrosetti to China

LI Baodong, Secretary-General of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), met with Mattia Marino, CEO of European House - Ambrosetti to China, at the BFA Secretariat on the morning of April 27, 2018.

Political and Economic News

“China is Becoming a Stabilizer of Global Trade System” according to 3 reports released at Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018

On April 8, the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018 released three flagship reports, viz. 2018 Report on Emerging Markets as Represented by the E-11, 2018 Report on Asian Economic Integration, and 2018 Report on the Ranking of Competitiveness of Asian Economies.

IMF Report: Global economy to grow by 3.9% in 2018-2019

The latest World Economic Outlook released by the IMF shows that the global economy started to bottom out since mid-2016, and is expected to grow by up to 3.9% in 2018-2019, with trade and investment growth being important factors in promoting the global economic recovery.

KPMG releases 2018 Technology Innovation Report

According to KPMG’s Global Technology Innovation Report 2018, the United States remains the hub of technological innovation, but other regions are rising. KPMG surveyed 767 tech leaders worldwide.

Research Center

《BFA Progress of Asian Economic Integration Annual Report 2018》

《BFA Asian Competitiveness Annual Report 2018》

《BFA Development of Emerging Economies Annual Report 2018》

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Chen Siqing, President of Bank of China, is invited to attend the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018

From April 9 to 11, Chen Siqing, President of Bank of China, was invited to attend the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018, and delivered a speech on the role of the renminbi in the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative at the Belt and Road roundtable meeting.

FMG Group Vice Chairman: Belt and Road will play an important role in global investment

At the session “Rethinking Overseas Investment” of Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018 on April 9, 2018, Mark BARNABA, Deputy Chairman of FMG Group, said that China’s direct outward investment was very proactive and successful.

Sinopec Fuling Shale Gas Base with 10-Billion Cubic Meters Production Capacity is Unveiled

Sinopec and the Municipal Government of Chongqing jointly held the unveiling ceremony for Fuling shale gas field base with a production capacity of 10 billion cubic meters, marking the completion of a base with an annual production capacity of 10 billion cubic meters on schedule in Fuling shale gas field, the first large-scale shale gas field in China.

Silk Road Tour debuts at Boao Forum for Asia

During the forum, the “Silk Road Tour” Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018 Special Exhibition presented a wonderful light and photography journey for over 2,000 guests from different countries in the form of photography exhibition.

Chen Wenqi: 5G is a critical technology in the future

At the session 11 “The Future of Communication” at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018, on April 9, 2018, Chen Wenqi, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, VIA, said that 5G is a very important technology.

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