Boao Forward: Building Consensus on Post-Pandemic Recovery and Adding Certainty to an Uncertain World

Haikou, March 3 (ZXS) -- The Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 24, themed "An Uncertain World: Unity and Cooperation to Meet Challenges, Openness and Inclusiveness for Development", will soon open on 2023 March in Boao, Hainan. In the face of adverse factors such as geopolitical conflicts and the rise of "anti-globalization", the participants will have face-to-face exchanges on how to promote the post-epidemic world economy to return to the recovery track.

This year's annual meeting is the first annual meeting held entirely offline since the new crown epidemic, with four sections: "Development and Inclusion", "Governance and Security", "Regional and Global" and "Present and Future", covering Asian regional cooperation, carbon neutrality, global green energy, climate change, digital economy and other aspects. In response to recent hot spots, topics such as artificial intelligence, development and security have also been added.

"At present, the world is facing problems such as weak economic recovery after the epidemic and the continuation of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, showing uncertainty. In particular, it is necessary to listen to the views of all parties, resolve points of disagreement and increase the certainty of peace, cooperation and development. Zhang Yansheng, chief researcher of the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, said in an interview that the topic of the annual meeting highlights the spirit of unity and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, and conveys a voice to the world: linkage is not decoupled, cooperation is not confrontation, openness is not closed, and care about future well-being.

This year's annual meeting focuses on cutting-edge issues in world development. For example, in response to the industrial chain and supply chain problems affected by the epidemic and international politics, a sub-forum on "New Pattern of Industrial Chain and Supply Chain" was set up; In response to the rise of "anti-globalization", a sub-forum on "Reshaping Globalization" was set up.

Over the past three years, the pandemic has spread around the world. What is the trend of the crisis? How to further strengthen the construction of public health system and pharmaceutical innovation? The annual meeting will discuss topics such as "ending the new crown pandemic" and "new paths for biomedical innovation and international cooperation".

Coupled with the century-old changes and the epidemic of the century, China proposed to comprehensively promote the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation with Chinese-style modernization and inject vitality into the world economy. The annual meeting set up sub-forums such as "Chinese-style modernization" and "building a dynamic modern enterprise", focusing on topics such as the significance of Chinese-style modernization to the world.

This year's annual meeting focuses on green development and energy issues, and sub-forums such as "Carbon Neutrality: Dilemma and Breakthrough", "Global Green Energy and Green Hydrogen Supply Chain" and "The Future of Clean Energy" will face the increasingly serious problems of extreme weather and energy shortage.

The "Belt and Road" construction and the South China Sea theme sub-forum will also present "new perspectives".

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative. The Belt and Road Initiative closely links the future and destiny of countries along the route and becomes an important practical platform for building a community with a shared future for mankind and building a world of common prosperity. In the context of the global economic downturn, the participants will contribute wisdom to how countries along the "Belt and Road" can deepen economic and trade cooperation and promote economic recovery and development.

The year 2022 has just passed marking the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea and the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Standing at a new historical starting point, how should maritime cooperation in the South China Sea be promoted? Wang Sheng, President of the South China Sea Research Institute, revealed that this year's South China Sea theme sub-forum will conduct in-depth discussions on topics such as coastal countries working together to build a regional governance cooperation mechanism and develop emerging and sustainable marine industries. (End)