Muhammad Zamir Assadi

Beijing: The 2017 Boao Forum for Asia annual conference will be held from March 23 to 26 in South China’s Hainan province where participants will focus on Asia’s future as a “Globalization and free trade: The Asia perspectives”.

The four-day event will witness more than 44 formal discussions on One Belt One Road (OBOR), education, finance , manufacturing, industrial revolution, Asian startups, virtual reality, creative economy in China,  fundamentals of capital market, The Quiet Revolution of Green Finance and many other topics regarding economic development.

Given that the OBOR is the major foreign policy initiative of the President of China Xi Jinping, this subject matter will be a center of focus at the gathering.

China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project of OBOR which will also be a focus of talks in the sessions regarding Belt and Road.

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz will participate in different sessions to give his value able output on free trade and economic liberalization.

Government leaders, corporate executives and opinion leaders from both the media and academic world are participating in the Forum to discuss the most relevant issues in Asia, emerging economies and the world in general.

The BFA, a nongovernmental and nonprofit international organization, has been held annually since 2002 at its permanent site in Boao.

A high-end dialogue platform, it is dedicated to promoting common development through regional integration of the Asian economy.

The forum has seen its worldwide influence increase, as in addition to regional topics it discusses global issues such as Internet management and financial reform.

Muhammad Zamir Assadi is a journalist based in China. He writes opinions on different international issues including One Belt One Road, foreign relations, conflict zones and war on terror. He may be contacted at