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Boao Forum for Asia

China economic reform still vital, business leaders say

China's new leaders should press ahead with reforms even though the strong economic growth of recent decades is tapering off.

Monday, 22 April, 2013, 5:53am

Different responses to Siew and Lien trips reveal Ma's thinking

Taiwanese authorities reacted positively to a landmark meeting between the island's former vice-president, Vincent Siew Wan-chang, and new top mainland leader Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan on Monday.

10 Apr 2013 - 5:03am

IMF chief Christine Lagarde warns some risks to global economy persist

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said that while a "substantial portion" of the global economy appears better now than a year ago, some risks persist.

8 Apr 2013 - 6:18am

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

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 .

8 Apr 2013 - 5:49am

Xi has a strong team to help overcome reform obstacles, says ex-Australian envoy

Conditions are ripe for President Xi Jinping to overcome obstacles to reform, in part because he has assembled a strong team to handle domestic and world affairs, says a former Australian ambassador to China.

8 Apr 2013 - 5:49am

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

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.

8 Apr 2013 - 5:49am

President Xi Jinping issues call for regional stability

President Xi Jinping said no country should be allowed to cause chaos in the region as he acknowledged Asia faced "new challenges" to its stability amid mounting concern over North Korea's nuclear threat.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

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

The central government should intervene less in the private sector and concentrate on offering a level playing field for state-owned and private enterprises to maintain growth and investment, said participants at a panel discussion on the mainland economy at the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan.

7 Apr 2013 - 7:14am 1 comment

Boao Forum study shows small enterprises lack 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.

7 Apr 2013 - 7:06am

Woody Island cruises to start in Hainan this month amid sea disputes

The Hainan provincial government will begin sightseeing cruises to China's newest city, Sansha on tiny Woody Island, this month, a deputy governor of the province said yesterday.

7 Apr 2013 - 5:56pm 1 comment

President Xi Jinping holds summit with Myanmar President Thein Sein

A summit between President Xi Jinping and his Myanmese counterpart, Thein Sein, signalled both nations' desire to revive their strategic partnership, which had cooled since the civilian government came to power, according to a Chinese expert on the Southeast Asian nation.

7 Apr 2013 - 5:44am

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

Fukuda, 76, who was prime minister from 2007 to 2008, left Japan to go to Hainan province in southern China for the annual meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia and was trying to set up a meeting with Xi on the sidelines of the forum on Saturday or Sunday, Kyodo News Agency reported.

4 Apr 2013 - 5:52am

PM Gillard may ink Australian dollar-yuan currency conversion pact: report

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard may seek a deal enabling direct conversion of Australian dollars into Chinese currency when she visits China this week, The Australian newspaper reported.

31 Mar 2013 - 6:06am 1 comment

Talking points

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Golden monkeys make first public appearance

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Wen, Monti pledge trade boost before key meeting

Italy and China yesterday vowed to boost trade ties as their leaders met in Beijing ahead of the start of key economic talks at the Boao Forum for Asia tomorrow, local media said.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am