(Focus on Boao) The changes and changes of the Boao Forum for Asia in the "post-epidemic era"

  China News Service, Boao, April 19 (Reporter Wang Xiaobin) One year after the suspension of the new crown epidemic, the 2021 Annual Conference of the Boao Forum for Asia has recently kicked off.

What are the changes and constants in the form and content of the annual meeting in the "post-epidemic era"?

Accurate prevention and control of the epidemic is "insensitive"

  After the World Health Organization announced the global pandemic of the new crown epidemic, maintaining social distancing and avoiding crowds are important epidemic prevention measures in various countries.

Thanks to China's effective prevention and control of the epidemic, the Boao Forum for Asia 2021 will become the world's first large-scale international forum with offline conferences this year.

  Although still affected by the epidemic, more than 4,000 people registered to participate in the Boao Forum this year, an unprecedented scale.

  In multiple sub-forums, some guests participated online in the form of video connections.

In order to ensure the new model of “organizing meetings in a combination of offline and online”, the preparatory party of the host Hainan Province has added a technical support team.

  The reporter observed that the epidemic prevention and control inside and outside the venue has not been relaxed.

For offline participants, the Forum Secretariat requires that participants must present their own certificates and a nucleic acid test certificate within 3 days to receive the meeting certificates.

In the reporter's information kit, there are medical masks.

Before entering the venue, the participants must pass the non-sensing temperature of the infrared thermometer.

  In addition, Hainan Province has established a leading group for epidemic prevention and control at the annual meeting to formulate prevention and control plans and emergency plans based on the principles of "precision, warmth, and insensitivity".

  “We dispatch the mobile shelter nucleic acid testing laboratory of the Haikou Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Emergency Medical Rescue Team (Hainan) to provide epidemic prevention and control protection.” said Zeng Zhaochang, deputy director of the Hainan Provincial Health Commission, at the core hotel and opening of the forum’s annual meeting The main venue is equipped with 2 medical points, 1 medical point on the periphery, and 6 ambulances. "The designated medical institutions are equipped with sufficient strength to be on standby at any time."

"Health" and "Development" become frequent words

  The topics of the Boao Forum for Asia have been closely related to the current situation for many years.

In the "post-epidemic era", "health" has become a high-frequency word for this year's annual meeting.

  Sorting out more than 40 sub-forums, in more than half of the sub-forums, "health" has become a hot topic.

  In fact, this is not the first time that the "epidemic" has been discussed in Boao.

Due to the large-scale outbreak of Ebola in 2014, a sub-forum on "Virus and Human" was set up at the 2015 Boao Annual Conference.

Discuss whether it is possible to establish a worldwide "early warning system" to detect new virus outbreaks as soon as possible.

  At the Boao Forum for Asia, development is an eternal topic.

The topics of this year's annual meeting are broadly divided into six sections: "Interpreting China", "Grasping global changes and the general development trend in Asia", "Belt and Road" cooperation, "Embracing industrial change", "Dancing with new technologies" and "Shared development".

These include not only the "dual cycle", financial opening, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and other development trends in China, but also globalization in the post-epidemic era, poverty reduction and sustainable rural development, WTO reform, carbon neutrality, aging, The new crown vaccine and other issues of universal significance in the world.

  In addition, the 2021 annual meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia announced that an important thematic conference will be added to the framework of the forum this year-the first conference of the Global Economic Development and Security Forum, which will be held in Changsha, Hunan in October this year.

  The official flagship report of the forum is also innovating in inheritance.

Among them, the annual report "Asian Economic Prospects and Integration Process" is the successor of the flagship report released by the forum over the past 20 years, and embodies the key and hot issues of the forum "based on Asia, thinking together with the world, and promoting Asian economic development and economic integration".

"Sustainable Asia and the World" is the flagship report newly launched by the Forum this year.

Li Baodong, secretary general of the Boao Forum for Asia, introduced that the report aims to think about how to find a new model of sustainable growth facing the future under the world's great changes.