The annual Boao Forum for Asia will open in southern China's Hainan province, March 23. This year's theme is "Globalization and Free Trade, the Asian Perspective". The four-day conference will include 42 sub-forums and a dozen closed-door dialogues. More than 80 ministers, leaders of international organizations and business executives are set to attend. Topics of discussion include monetary policy, financial technology, land and supply-side reforms, as well as issues in the real estate market.


Participants issue paper touching on globalization for governments, communities

Participants of the Boao Forum for Asia have issued a declaration on economic globalization. They believe governments should widely share the benefits of economic globalization, reject trade protectionism, and explore more forms of cross-border public-private partnerships.

New patterns in China's outbound direct investment

New patterns have started to show in China's outbound direct investment. During a session at this year's Boao Forum for Asia conference, some delegates said they were inspired by China's rapidly growing economy, and that the country has changed from an investment destination to an active overseas investor.

China, India on the front line as free trade fights for survival

A wave of protectionist sentiment is sweeping through the West. In Asia, China and India have taken up the cudgels for defending the virtues of free trade and globalization.

Dongguan robotics companies bring competitive edge

China employs the most robots in the world. But Chinese robotics firms can only satisfy a small sliver of the country's appetite for this technology. This may change soon as the development of the robotics industry is now part of the government's national strategy.

China develops high-speed train wheel and axle

China ended 2016 with 22,000 kilometers of high-speed rail -- the longest network in the world. The country has been striving to make technological breakthroughs to develop its own high-speed railway. Chinese manufacturers have developed domestic versions of high-speed train wheels and axles. This means the country no longer needs to import these vital components.

Green finance a boost for China

Green finance will be a key topic of discussion during Saturday's session of the ongoing Boao Forum. Green finance is poised to be the next trillion dollar sector and China will be playing a leading role.

Former Australian PM on Boao Forum

Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke sat down with our correspondent, Greg Navarro to discuss to talk about the impact of the Boao Forum, this year's key issues, and the role it continues to play in bringing world and business leaders together.

Forum brings opportunities to town of Boao

The Boao Forum for Asia gets its name from the coastal town of Boao, in China's southern province of Hainan. In the sixteen years of hosting the forum, what changes have the small town -- and its people -- seen?

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Xi's call for fairer globalization backed

President Xi Jinping's call for inclusive and sustainable globalization received international recognition and support at the Boao Forum for Asia, with participants agreeing that greater inclusiveness and fairness are needed to ensure shared benefits and common prosperity.

Full text: Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli's keynote speech at opening plenary of Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2017

Following is an English version of the full text of the keynote speech by Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli at the opening plenary of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2017 on March 25

Boao forum ends with pro-globalization initiative

An initiative on economic globalization was announced at the end of the annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) on Sunday in Hainan Province.

Common economic growth promises to reduce tensions in South China Sea: scholars

Economic development brought about by close cooperation between China and the ASEAN countries within such frameworks as China's Belt and Road Initiative promises to reduce tensions in the South China Sea, said panelists at the annual Boao Forum for Asia here on Sunday.

China calls for cooperation mechanism among South China Sea littoral countries

China on Saturday called on littoral countries of the South China Sea to establish a cooperation mechanism.

China champions economic globalization, braves challenges

Economic globalization, not isolation, will ensure a better future for Asia and the world, according to the ongoing Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in Hainan Province.

President Xi congratulates opening of Boao Forum for Asia

President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the opening ceremony of the 2017 annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia, held in China's Hainan Province Saturday morning.

China's sound economic fundamentals unchanged: vice premier

China's sound economic fundamentals remains unchanged despite the economy has entered a new normal period, Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said on Saturday.

China's imports to total 8 trillion USD in five years: vice premier

China is expected to import goods worth 8 trillion U.S. dollars in the next five years, Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said Saturday at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia in south China's Hainan Province.

Chinese Vice Premier confident in China's economy

Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli on Friday expressed his confidence in China's economy when meeting with global entrepreneurs during the ongoing Boao Forum for Asia (BFA).

Session on finance held at Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference

Session on finance was held at Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference in Boao, south China's Hainan Province, March 23, 2017.

Press conference of BFA Annual Conference held in S China

The press conference and launch of BFA reports of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2017 was held in Boao, south China's Hainan Province, March 23, 2017.

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