Is This Asia’s Century? Boao Forum for Asia will actively explore Asia’s new global role at its annual conference

Lu Jianren
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Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies Working Paper

ECONOMIC ENGINE: Chinas continuous high-speed development is to further consolidate the status of Asia in the world. As a non-governmental, non-profit organization aimed at facilitating high-level dialogue between government and business leaders from across the region, Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) will play host to state leaders and almost 1,000 senior government officials, business leaders and scholars from April 22 to 24. This years Annual Conference of Boao Forum, with Asia Searching for Win-Win: New Role of Asia as its central theme, is expected to hear a wide range of issues related to exploration of Asias new role in the world. Discussion on the state of Asias economy after the disastrous tsunami is also high on the agenda.