About the Forum

Boao Forum for Asia

It is the most prestigious and premier forum for leaders in government, business and academia in Asia and other continents to share visions on the most pressing issues in this dynamic region and the world.


March 31- April 3

Saturday, March 31
Sunday, April 1
Monday, April 2
Tuesday,April 3

Key Topics

Diseases threaten economic growth

China, the world's biggest cigarette market, may suffer slower economic growth because of cancer and other chronic diseases that are hurting the labor force.


Yao: Jeremy Lin's success unexpected

Former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming on Sunday described Jeremy Lin's success in the NBA as "a bit out of my expectation," when asked to comment on the buzz surrounding the New York Knicks American-born player of Chinese heritage.


Policies for long-term reform

Whether the slowing of China's economy is permanent or temporary, the Chinese authorities have a great deal of work to do in laying the groundwork for strong economic performance in the medium and long term.

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