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BFA held Members Club Activity on the Silk Road Economic Belt

Time:2015-01-22 16:47:25    Views:889261    Origin:Boao Forum for Asia

Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) held its first Members Club Activity in 2015 at China World Summit Wing on January 20, 2015. Themed Heritage for Development, Cooperation for Prosperity — Opportunities and Challenges from the Silk Road Economic Belt, the activity featured a key-note speech and a panel discussion on the topic of the Silk Road Economic Belt, an idea proposed by Chinese president Xi Jinping in his tour to Kazakhstan in 2013 and immediately attracted widespread attention worldwide.

As a route of common development connecting China with Europe, Central Asia and West Asia, the economic belt is expected to exert influence that goes beyond the region and enables Asia and the rest the world to achieve common development. Ou Xiaoli, Deputy Director-general of the Department of Western Region Development of the National Development and Reform Commission, elaborated the concept of the Silk Road Economic Belt, including its content, strategic direction, potentials and areas where the Chinese government will put efforts on in his keynote speech at the activity. The key-note was followed by a discussion on the same topic by Ou Xiaoli, Zhao Jinping, Director-General of the Department of Foreign Economic Relations with the Development Research Center of the State Council, Yang Xiyu, Executive Vice President of the BFA Research and Training Institute, and He Gang, Managing Editor of Caijing Magazine. The panel analyzed the opportunities and challenges brought by the economic belt from different perspectives and put forward suggestions for BFA members to seize the business opportunities arising from the economic belt.

The activity was hosted by Wu Jun, Executive Director of the BFA Secretariat with more than 150 BFA members and partners from China and abroad attending.

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