The Boao Forum for Asia,sponsored by 25 Asian countries and Australia,held a meeting on February 27,2001 in Boao Town,at the mouth of the Wanquan River in Qionghai City,Hainan Province,and officially announced its establishment.The forum is an unofficial,non-profit,regular,and addressable international organization;it provides a high-level dialogue platform for governments,enterprises,experts,and scholars to discuss economic,social,environmental,and other related issues;Hainan Boao is the permanent seat of the forum headquarters.
On April 10,2018,the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018 opened in Boao,Hainan Province.State President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony and delivered a keynote speech entitled"Opening and Creating Prosperity,Innovation and Leading the Future",emphasizing that countries should follow the trend of the times,adhere to the principle of openness and win-win,be brave to reform and innovate,and continue to move toward the goal of building a community of human destiny;We will continue to unswervingly carry out reform and opening up,continue to launch new major initiatives to expand opening up,and work with countries in Asia and the world to create a better future for Asia and the world.
Xi Jinping pointed out that if a country or a nation is to be revitalized,it must advance in the logic of historical progress and develop in the trend of the times.In today's world,the trend of peaceful cooperation is rolling forward,the trend of openness and integration is rolling forward,and the trend of reform and innovation is rolling forward.People of all countries should work together and move forward hand in hand to build a community with a shared future for mankind and create a peaceful,peaceful,prosperous,open and beautiful Asia and the world.
Xi Jinping pointed out that practice has proved that China's economic development in the past 40 years has been achieved under open conditions,and the future development of high-quality Chinese economy must also be carried out under more open conditions.The door of China's opening will not be closed,it will only open wider.This is a strategic choice made by China based on development needs,and it is also promoting economic globalization with practical actions for the benefit of people around the world.
Xi Jinping announced that China has decided to take a series of new major measures to expand opening up.
First,significantly ease market access.
Second,create a more attractive investment environment.
Third,strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights.
Fourth,take the initiative to expand imports.
Xi Jinping emphasized that the joint construction of the“Belt and Road”initiative originated in China,but the opportunities and achievements belong to the world.As long as we uphold and abide by the principle of mutual consultation,joint construction and sharing,we will certainly be able to build the“Belt and Road”into the most extensive international cooperation platform that conforms to the trend of economic globalization.Let us insist on openness and win-win situation,be brave in reform and innovation,and continue to move towards the goal of building a community of shared future for mankind,and create a better future for Asia and the world.