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2016 Boao Forum for Asia to be held

By Chen Jia ( Updated: 2016-01-06 20:01

The 2016 Annual Conference of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) will be held in Boao, Hainan, from March 22 to 25, said the organizer on Wednesday.

The theme of this year is "Asia's New Future: New Dynamics and New Vision". Premier Li Keqiang has been invited to attend the opening ceremony, Zhou Wenzhong, the Secretary General of the BFA, said at a press conference in Beijing.

In the context of fundamental changes in the world economy, Asia and emerging economies have found themselves in completely different internal and external environments, which challenges their innovation-driven development endeavors and governance models, said Zhou.

"How Asian economies will steer their economic restructuring, strengthen regional economic connectivity and cooperation and improve infrastructure investments and technological innovation capabilities will attract international attention and dominate the discussions of the conference."

Besides, how to inject new vitality into and foster new sources of growth for the world economy will remain the top priority for the 2016 Annual Conference.

According to the forum, this conference consists of 83 sessions, including 51 forums, 14 roundtables, 6 themed dinners and 12 entrepreneur dialogues.

Discussions will cover a wide range of issues, including macroeconomics, politics, entrepreneurship, innovation, Internet plus, social welfare, culture, sports, religion and civilization.

As before, the Annual Conference will invite leaders from political, business, academic, media and other communities, including heads of state and government.

The sessions of the 2016 Annual Conference will be attended by ministerial-level officials from 18 major and emerging economies as well as frontier markets.

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