More than 2000 government leaders, senior officials, and business executives are on the tropical island of Hainan for the annual Boao Forum.
It comes as China recently announced record growth of 18.3 percent for the first quarter as it rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic.
In his video address, President Xi Jinping called for greater global economic cooperation while saying no nation should dictate global rules or interfere in other countries.
CGTN’s Yang Chengxi has more in this report.
Joining the discussion:
- Ryan Patel is a global business executive and a senior fellow at Claremont Graduate University’s School of Management
- Sourabh Gupta is resident senior fellow with the Institute for China-America Studies.
- Richard Heydarian is an author and columnist and teaches geopolitics at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines
- John Gong is an economics professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing
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