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BFA Chronicle in 2018
Origin:Boao Forum for Asia      Time:2018-01-25 20:55:21    Views:46583

On January 25, 2018, BFA held the press conference on BFA Annual Conference 2018 at the China World Summit Wing.

On January 25, 2018, BFA held its first member club event of 2018 in Beijing.

On the evening of January 25, 2018, BFA held the New Year Reception at the China World Summit Wing.

From February 26 to 27, 2018, Secretary General ZHOU Wenzhong visited Guangdong on invitation.

From February 28 to March 2, 2018, Secretary General ZHOU Wenzhong went to Hainan for an inspection tour on the preparations for the 2018 annual conference.

From April 8 to 11, 2018, BFA Annual Conference 2018 was held in Boao, Hainan Province, China, with the theme of “An Open and Innovative Asia for A World of Greater Prosperity”. Chinese President XI Jinping attended the opening ceremony and delivered a keynote speech on invitation.

On the morning of April 9, 2018, according to the election results of the General Assembly, BFA produced a new council. The 8th UN Secretary General BAN Ki-moon was elected as the Chairman of the Board. The 12th CPPCC Vice Chairman and the former president of the People's Bank of China ZHOU Xiaochuan became the Chinese chief representative and vice chairman of BFA. LI Baodong, the Chinese Vice Foreign Minister, was appointed as the Secretary General.

On April 11, 2018, Chinese President XI Jinping met with the current and appointed directors of BFA in Boao State Guesthouse of Hainan Province.

On April 11, 2018, Chinese President XI Jinping met with representatives of Chinese and foreign entrepreneurs attending the BFA Annual Conference 2018 in Boao, Hainan Province.

On the morning of April 27, 2018, Newly elected Secretary General LI Baodong met with Mattia Marino, CEO of Italy Ambos Consulting Corporation in China, at the forum secretariat.

On the afternoon of May 8, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with DING Yuangang, Vice President of Broad Group, at the Forum Secretariat.

On the evening of May 13, 2018, Mr. BAN Ki-moon, the new Chairman of BFA, along with his wife, began a three-day visit to China.

On May 14, 2018, BAN Ki-moon, Chairman of BFA, held working meetings with the Chinese Chief Representative, the Vice Chairman of BFA ZHOU Xiaochuan and the Secretary General LI Baodong in Beijing, and reached broad consensus on the direction, strategy and planning of the forum.

On the evening of May 14, 2018, BFA held a new meeting of the leadership of the Board of Directors at the Beijing Hotel. Chairman BAN Ki-moon, Vice Chairman ZHOU Xiaochuan and Secretary General LI Baodong attended the meeting and delivered speeches.

On May 15, 2018, Chinese President XI Jinping met with Chairman BAN Ki-moon at the People’s Great Hall.

On the afternoon of May 15, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with Margaret Chan, Honorary Director General of the World Health Organization and member of the Advisory Committee of BFA.

On May 16, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with HE Jiaqi, President of Aramco Asia, at the forum secretariat.

On May 17, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with Carlos Gutierrez, the director of the forum and the former US Secretary of Commerce.

On the morning of May 22, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with Joël RUET, Chairman of The Bridge Tank, at the Forum Secretariat.

On May 24, 2018, during the 2018 annual conference of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Secretary General LI Baodong accepted an exclusive interview with CGTN to give his views on issues such as open economy, multilateralism, and Sino-Russian cooperation.

On May 24, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with Zubkov, the director of the forum and Chairman of the Russian Gas Group in St. Petersburg, Russia.

On the morning of May 31, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with CHANG Junhong, Director of the ASEAN and China-Japan-Korea Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO).

On June 5, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with LI Lei, Vice President and President of North Asia Region of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, at the secretariat.

On June 6, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with Algerian Ambassador to China Ahcene Boukhelfa at the secretariat.

On the afternoon of June 6, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with GU Xueming, Dean of the International Trade and Economic Cooperation Research Institute of the Ministry of Commerce, at the forum secretariat.

On the afternoon of June 12, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with MO Zhiwei, President of the Macau Youth Federation, at the forum secretariat.

On the afternoon of June 12, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with visiting ASEAN Secretary-General Lin Yuhui in the Secretariat.

On June 14, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with ZHOU Shuchun, Editor-in-Chief of China Daily, at the forum secretariat.

From June 28 to 29, 2018, at the invitation of the Wuhan Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government, the Forum Secretariat held a membership and partner event of “BFA Member and Partners Entering Wuhan” in Wuhan.

On July 2, 2018, Vice Chairman ZHOU Xiaochuan met with the visiting BFA Director and former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Suraj Shatin in the People's Bank of China.

On July 5, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with LI Xiaolin, Executive Vice President of the Silk Road Planning and Research Center, at the forum secretariat.

On July 5, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with HU Shuli, the founder and President of Caixin Media, at the forum secretariat.

On July 6-7, BFA Media Club oragnized a family eco-tour to the Wild Duck Lake in Beijing. About 70 participants from media and other partners enjoyed the trip.

On July 9, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with HUO Yan, the chief representative of Australia FMG Group in China, at the forum secretariat.

On July 9, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with Paolo Borzatta, Senior Partner of Italy Ambos Consulting Co., Ltd., who was visiting China, and announced the official launch of the BFA 2018 Rome Conference.

On July 16, 2018, Vice Chairman ZHOU Xiaochuan met with visiting Shaukat Aziz, former Prime Minister of Pakistani and Director of BFA, , at the People's Bank of China.

On July 16, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with Jeffrey, the former Governor of Australia, and the Australian delegation of the Davos Forums.

On July 18, 2018, BFA held a press conference in Beijing, announcing that it will establish a global health forum and hold its first conference in the mid-January of next year.

On July 20, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with ZHANG Yaqin, President of Baidu, at the forum secretariat.

On July 20, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with Leung Kam-sung, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nanfeng Development Co., Ltd. and former Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, at the Forum Secretariat.

On July 20, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with Dr. S Jaishankar, President of Tata Group Corporate Affairs and International Strategy, at the Forum Secretariat.

On July 20, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with YOSHIAKI AZUMA, Bank of Japan's Chief Representative in China, and MOTOFUMI OCHI, Japan Bank for International Cooperation's Chief Representative in China, at the secretariat of BFA.

On July 24, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with ZHU Minyang, Chairman of the World Canal Historical and Cultural City Cooperation Organization (WCCO) and Chairman of the Yangzhou Municipal Political Consultative Conference.

On July 25, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with ZHAO Bo, general manager of the Coconut Tree Group, at the forum secretariat.

On August 7, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with HOU Xiaonan, Vice President of Tencent Mobile Internet Business Group and General Manager of Open Platform, at the Forum Secretariat.

On August 9, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with WANG Yao, Chairman of Jiangsu Yanghe Distillery Co., Ltd. at the Forum Secretariat.

On August 14, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with LIU Jianjun, deputy mayor of Qingdao, at the forum secretariat.

On August 15, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with LUO Jialiang, Singaporean Ambassador to China in Beijing.

On August 16, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with Mr. Patrick Allen, Vice President and International Editor-in-Chief of CNBC.

On August 16, 2018, the "Reform and Start" of the BFA Annual Conference 2018 was published.

On August 17, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with CHEN Ping, Executive Deputy Director of Wuhan Donghu Development Zone, and CHEN Mingquan, Secretary General of Wuhan Municipal Government, in Beijing.

On August 23, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong and Chairman of the Global Health Forum, Margaret Chan met with ZHANG Mao, Director of the State Administration of Market Supervision of China.

On August 28, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with Dr. Rudolf Staudigl, President and CEO of Wacker Chemistry AG.

From September 3 to 12, 2018, ZHOU Xiaochuan, Vice Chairman of BFA and the Chinese chief representative, attended the African Currency Forum, the 44th Annual Meeting of Ambos in Italy and the Russian Oriental Economic Forum and delivered speeches at several panels. .

On September 4, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with ZHANG Ronghua, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tianjin Rongchengxiangtai Investment Holding Group Co., Ltd. and Vice Chairman of Tianjin Federation of Industry and Commerce.

On September 4, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with DENG Weizheng, CEO of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of the International Finance Centre of Abu Dhabi.

From September 7th to 9th, 2018, at the invitation of the European Consultation Alliance Ambos, Secretary General LI Baodong attended the 44th Ambosia Annual Forum held in Dessert Villa, Como, Italy, and delivered speeches.

From September 10 to 12, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization, Gurry, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, TAN Desai, and the Chairman of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Maurer, in Geneva to exchange opinions on further cooperation.

On September 18, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with Matthew Estil, CEO of Cavendish, UK in Beijing.

On September 18, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with WANG Boming, Editor-in-Chief of Caijing magazine.

On September 20, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with WANG Tong, the chief vice president of Samsung in China in Beijing.

On September 20, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with ZHANG Jiangting, member of the Standing Committee of the Shandong Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of the Qingdao Municipal Party Committee, in Beijing.

On September 21, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with WU Zuoyi, President of SK Group China, in Beijing.

On September 21, 2018, the Secretariat of the BFA organized the third membership and partner event of the year, “Crossing the History of the Gallery: Visiting the Forbidden City”.

On September 26, 2018, the BFA Phnom Penh Conference was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Secretary General LI Baodong delivered a speech at the opening ceremony.

On September 28, 2018, the BFA Vientiane Conference was held in Vientiane, Laos.

On October 12, 2018, State Councilor WANG Yong met with the BFA's Council of Directors in Zhongnanhai.

From October 12 to 13, 2018, the BFA held a working meeting in Beijing to conduct in-depth discussions on issues such as the world economic situation, the future strategic plan of the forum, and the theme of the 2019 annual conference.

On October 13, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with LI Baofang, Party Secretary, Chairman and General Manager of Maotai Group, in Beijing.

On October 16, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with WANG Lei, Alibaba Global Executive Vice President.

On October 17, 2018, Vice Chairman ZHOU Xiaochuan met with Perry, Chairman of the 48 Group Club of the United Kingdom in Beijing.

On October 31, 2018, BFA and Baoma Tea Co., Ltd. jointly issued a statement on the alleged infringement of the rights and interests of BFA.

From November 1 to 2, 2018, “BFA Forum Partner Hebei Tour” was held in Hebei. Vice Chairman ZHOU Xiaochuan and Secretary General LI Baodong attended the event and delivered speeches.

On November 8, 2018, the BFA Youth Conference, jointly organized by BFA and Hong Kong Youth Elite, was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, with the theme of “40 Years of Reform and Opening: China and the World”.

On November 12, 2018, Vice Chairman ZHOU Xiaochuan met in Beijing with the Executive Vice President of the National Chamber of Commerce and President of International Affairs.

On November 19, 2018, the welcome dinner of BFA Seoul Conference 2018 was held at the Some Sevit Convention Center in Seoul.

On November 19, 2018, Chinese State Councilor WANG Yong attended the BFA Seoul Conference2018 and met with South Korean Prime Minister Lee Loon in Seoul.

From November 19 to 20, 2018, the BFA Seoul Conference was held in Seoul, South Korea,with the theme of “An Open and Innovative Asia”.

On November 23, 2018, the forum advisory committee and Chairman of the Global Health Forum, Margaret Chan attended the third session of the World Health Organization Cooperation Center Forum in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and delivered a keynote speech.

On November 24, 2018, President BAN Ki-moon said in an exclusive interview with China Daily that China’s reform and opening up has benefited the world.

From November 29 to 30, 2018, the forum advisory committee and Chairman of the Global Health Forum, Margaret Chan, hosted an expert meeting in Beijing to solicit opinions and suggestions on matters related to the Global Health Forum.

In December 2018, the China (Hainan) Free Trade Port Construction Task Force led by the BFA was formally established.

On December 5, 2018, BFA Rome Conference was held in Rome, Italy, with the theme of “Asia-Europe Leaders Cooperation Dialogue”.

On December 13, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong met with Clare Fearnley, New Zealand ambassador to China, in Beijing.

On December 16, 2018, the Asian Financial Development Research Group held its first working meeting at the Forum Secretariat.

On December 17, 2018, the Secretariat of the BFA and the Qingdao Municipal Government docked the preparatory work for the first "Global Health Forum".

On December 17, 2018, the Secretariat of the BFA claimed that the first “Boao Health Industry Development Forum” has nothing to do with the BFA.

On December 17, 2018, Vice Chairman ZHOU Xiaochuan went to Hainan to guide the research work of the China (Hainan) Free Trade Port Construction Task Force.

On December 20, 2018, BFA and Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hanoi People's Committee, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chinese Embassy in Vietnam and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce in China jointly held the "China-Vietnam Economic Cooperation Forum" in Hanoi, Vietnam.

On December 26, 2018, Chairman BAN Ki-moon wrote in the People’s Daily that China has undergone earth-shaking changes in the past 40 years, not only benefiting its own people, but also contributing greatly to the people of the world. China has entered a new era and he hopes that China will achieve greater achievements in economic and social development.

On December 29, 2018, the press conference of the BFA Global Health Forum was held at the Qingdao International Conference Center.

On December 29, 2018, Secretary General LI Baodong and Chairman of the Forum Advisory Committee and Chairman of the Global Health Forum, Margaret Chan met with ZHANG Jiangting, member of the Standing Committee of the Shandong Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of the Qingdao Municipal Party Committee.

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