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  1. News - China - BOAO FORUM

    Boao Forum chief Zhou Wenzhong suffers facial burns from TV light

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo in Boao mandy.zuo@scmp.com Forum head suffers facial burns from TV spotlight Zhou Wenzhong, the Boao Forum for Asia secretary general, suffered facial burns from a spotlight ... 3,800 people had attended this year's forum, including more than 1,000 media representatives, the most for any Boao forum to date. Zhou said this year's forum received "very ...

  2. News - China - BOAO FORUM

    China's urbanisation drive lacks planning, Boao Forum panellists warn

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo in Boao mandy.zuo@scmp.com Panellist fears drive may merely move poverty from rural areas to cities Urbanisation push 'lacks planning' Governments must plan carefully and make a bigger effort to improve the welfare system amid the mainland's unprecedented urbanisation drive, panellists at the Boao Forum for Asia warned. Zhang Yue- president ...

  3. News - China - BOAO FORUM

    Farm sector faces pressure from rising affluence, urbanisation, Boao Forum panel hears

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... of being content with past harvests, members of a panel discussion at the Boao Forum for Asia warned yesterday. Agriculture Minister Han Changfu said Asian nations should deepen agricultural ... Mandy Zuo in Boao mandy.zuo@scmp.com Growing affluence and rapid urbanisation will increase demands on the agricultural sector Rosy farm figures not as good as they look Even though grain ...

  4. News - China - BOAO FORUM

    Boao Forum study shows small enterprises lack financial support

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Boao Celine.sun@scmp.com Small enterprises 'are lacking financial support' Lack of financing support from big banks is a major obstacle for small enterprises trying to upgrade production and expand into new markets in today's challenging market conditions, a government survey shows. The study released yesterday at the Boao Forum for Asia shows new and small ...

  5. News - China - BOAO FORUM

    Boao forum panel hears calls for level playing field for private firms

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... participants at a panel discussion on the mainland economy at the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan. While private mainland companies needed to be more innovative, the biggest hurdles were the rules ... Victoria Ruan in Boao Victoria.ruan@scmp.com Economists and businessmen say bias towards state firms has to end so small players can compete Panellists urge equal clout for private sector ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Ex-Japanese PM Fukuda said to want talks with Xi at Boao Forum

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:36pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Fukuda, 76, who was prime minister from 2007 to 2008, left Japan yesterday to go to Hainan province in southern China for the annual meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia and was trying to set up ... its willingness to engage in dialogue with Japan. Three years ago, Fukuda was elected to the board of directors of the forum, which draws both political and business leaders from around Asia ...

  7. News - China - BOAO FORUM 2013

    Ma confidant Vincent Siew set to meet Xi Jinping at Boao forum

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Meeting between president and Taiwan's former vice-premier likely on sidelines of Boao forum, an important venue for cross-strait dealings The 2013 Boao Forum for Asia opening ... tomorrow on the sidelines of the annual regional forum, just a month after the mainland completed its leadership transition, officials said. Siew will lead a high-powered delegation to Boao today ...

  8. News - China - BOAO FORUM

    China risks a crisis similar to US subprime meltdown, says Soros

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... that caused the financial crisis of 2007-2008," Soros said in a speech at the Boao Forum for Asia in China. "I'm sure the authorities are aware of the dangers. They have both the skills ...

  9. News - China - BOAO FORUM

    Xi Jinping pledges level playing field for global investors

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... foreign and domestic business leaders on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan province yesterday, Xi pledged to provide a level playing field for all market players and make ... After hearing foreign business leaders' gripes, president says companies' rights to be protected President Xi Jinping used an annual Asian economic forum to reassure global ...

  10. News - China - BOAO FORUM

    Yasuo Fukuda, former Japan prime minister, meets Xi Jinping in Boao

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP, Keith Zhai

    ... President Xi Jinping yesterday in his capacity as chairman of an international conference, but said there was no discussion of bilateral tensions. Fukuda is serving as chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia, touted as an Asian version of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The annual Boao meeting is held on Hainan Island . Fukuda said he and other forum executives attended ...




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