This year's Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) is the first since China's commitment to building a community with a shared future for humanity was written into the country's Constitution last month.
"Extraordinary", "sustainable" and "globally integrated": Andrew Geczy, CEO of Terra Firma, one of Europe's leading private equity firms, chose these three descriptors for China's changes over the past four decades.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday toned down talk of a trade war with China by indicating that a deal could be reached.
Chinese domestic demand's contribution rate to economic growth averaged 105.7 percent between 2008 and 2017, according to National Bureau of Statistics data.
Elisabeth Köstinger simply enjoyed Beijing's early April spring sunshine, as it is still winter sports and ski season in her country of Austria.
A 1,000-meter-long cableway traverses a residential building in the Foreigners Street theme park in Chongqing Municipality, known as 'Mountain City' due to the area's hilly terrain.
Riding the wave of China's reform and opening up, visionary entrepreneurs don't stop to rest on their laurels. Instead, they accelerate their pace to learn and surmount more obstacles, even in industries that have long been dominated by Westerners.
Li Guozhu, 70, has created scaled-down vivid clay sculptures that imitated real scenes of farm production and local customs on the Loess Plateau.
China's logistics activity picked up in March as the economy continued to show signs of firming.
The total length of Beijing's rail transit network reached 685.1 kilometers in 2017, the second longest in China; its annual passenger volume reached 3.78 billion, ranking first in the country.
Strong consumer spending has provided "ballast" for the stable growth of China's economy, said the National Development and Reform Commission on Tuesday.
A Fuxing bullet train prepares to leave the railway station in Shanghai, April 10, 2018, on its way to Beijing. The maximum speed of bullet trains on the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway is 350 kilometers per hour, the world's fastest train service. China launched a new train schedule starting on Tuesday.
The alleged Syrian chemical attack is becoming a new flashpoint for relations between the United States and Russia that many already see as having hit rock-bottom.
Yang Xiaoning, a Chinese artist from Gansu Province, turns standard eggshells into something magnificent carving poems and portraits onto their surfaces.
Cleanup begins at a lotus area in West Lake in Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, April 10, 2018 to ensure the bloom of lotus flowers in summer. West Lake, a top tourist attraction in China, has 23 lotus areas and the cleanup may take 20 days to finish.
A Long March-4C rocket carrying the first group of China's Yaogan-31 remote sensing satellites and a micro nano technology experiment satellite is launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, April 10, 2018.
Photo taken on April 6, 2018 shows flowers bloom along the Nyang River in Nyingchi, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
China issued a guideline forbidding businesses from developing real estate or residences under the guise of building theme parks.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is closing his Facebook account as one of the latest tech leaders who started to distance themselves from the world's largest social media firm following its scandal involving alleged misuse of user data.
German luxury carmaker Audi achieved a new record for global sales during the first quarter (Q1) of 2018 thanks to strong Chinese demand, the Ingolstadt-based company told press on Monday.
Ganquan Yucha Canyon, located in Yucha village, Ganquan county, Shaanxi Province, is one of the natural wonders of the Loess Plateau.
China's southern island province of Hainan will carry out new measures to make itself more open, dynamic and international, Liu Cigui, Party chief of Hainan, has said.
China's second aircraft carrier or the country's first domestically built carrier, known as the Type 001A, might undergo its first sea trials on April 23, China's Navy Day, media reported.
Miniature models show off clothes on a runway at Shanghai Fashion Show, April 9, 2018.
East Beijing's Pinggu district on Tuesday kicked off its 20th International Peach Blossom Music Festival, which will last until May 30.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Tuesday urged Taiwan business community to promote the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations.
A little golden snub-nosed monkey calls his mother when he finds wild kiwis for a meal - the motion that lasted for only two seconds was captured by Chinese amateur photographer Ding Kuanliang.
The buses, made by Anhui Ankai Automobile Co, have a combined contact value of about 400 million yuan ($63.6 million).
Four popular Chinese news apps were reportedly removed from online stores, but observers said law enforcement efforts are far from enough and should be further enhanced because of rampant illegal online products.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives for a meeting with Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 9, 2018.
China's electric vehicle company NIO was awarded Monday the 2018 Red Dot Design Award's top accolade for its vehicle charging system NIO Power Home.
Zhang Lin, a 52-year-old artist in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang Province, is famous for her fine paintings made of fish skins. Fifteen years ago, when she discovered fish skin paintings for the first time, she fell in love with the art immediately.
Incomplete information, slow logistics, and inconvenient communication are major problems encountered by Chinese consumers when purchasing directly on overseas websites, the Shanghai Consumer Council said yesterday.
The growth of China's outbound direct investment and foreign direct investment remained stable and optimistic during the first quarter of 2018, the Ministry of Commerce said on Monday.
A team of American scientists has demonstrated the internal biological clocks may regulate the aggressive behaviors of male mice, opening the door to potential opportunities for managing the evening-time agitation common in patients with degenerative neurological disorders.
The United States has underestimated China's determination and capability to fight back in response to the U.S. proposed steep tariffs on Chinese imports, a Chinese scholar said on Monday.
Busy lifestyles and an aging population have boosted the household services market in China, but a survey published by the China Youth Daily on Tuesday found that customers are not satisfied.
China supports an investigation of the alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma, Syria, a Chinese envoy to the United Nations said Monday.
A group of 32 Beach Volleyball players including sport officials would leave the shore of Sierra Leone for a two-month intensive Beach Volleyball training course in China.
Policewoman Liu Jie trains a police dog named Qidian, meaning Start Point, in Kunming City, the capital of Southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 9, 2018.
Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors announced Tuesday it will work with internet giant Baidu in intelligent connected vehicles, self-driving technology, shared vehicles and big data.
Xiaomi has said it wants its global smartphone component makers to set up bases in India, in what is likely to bring as much as $2.5 billion of investment to the South Asian nation and create up to 50,000 jobs.
Coppersmith Chen Wenwu makes a copper work in Dexing City, East China's Jiangxi Province. Chen said 24 steps are required to make an elaborate copper pot, which range in price from 100 yuan ($15) to tens of thousands of yuan.
Unilever has unveiled a joint innovation lab with Tmall's business-to-consumer innovation center to gain better data analyzing and consumer targeting capabilities.
Soo Wong, MPP for Scarborough- Agincourt, reintroduced a Private Member’s Bill for the Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day Act in the Ontario legislature on Monday in Toronto.
Chinese facial recognition startup SenseTime Group Ltd announced on Monday it has acquired $600 million in its Series C round of fundraising led by e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, setting a record for venture capital funding in the artificial intelligence sector.
China used a Long March 4C carrier rocket on Tuesday to lift four satellites into orbit, according to China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, the major contractor of the country's space programs.
Aerial photo taken on April 10, 2018 shows the bird's-eye view of terraced fields on the Wuyun mountain in Qichun County of central China's Hubei Province.
Chinese scientists have synthesized a new lead-free light-emitting material of high commercial value and significance to the environment.
Despite the short term negative effects of sales, U.S. vintners are concerned about the potential backlash from Chinese consumers, said Michael Parr, vice president of international sales for Wente Family Estates, on Sunday.
The number of applicants for new-energy car license plates rose to a record high of 230,000 in Beijing and some applicants may have to wait until 2023 to receive a plate, Beijing Morning News reported.
New homes in Shanghai sold for an average cost exceeding 50,000 yuan (US$7,917) per square meter for the first time this year despite cooling sentiment among buyers, latest industry data showed.
The international community is closely following the development of the trade issue between China and the U.S. because it not only concerns the two countries, but also involves everyone in one way or another.
Trade frictions between China and the U.S. will have a limited impact on China's economy, according to Wang Changlin, vice president of the Chinese Academy of Macroeconomic Research, an institute at China's top economic planner the National Development and Reform Commission..
A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has hailed Chinese President Xi Jinping's proposal of building a community with a shared future for Asia and humanity.
The hand-writing homework of students from the Yu Youren Calligraphy School is on display in a hall at Xianyang Normal University in Xianyang City, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, April 9, 2018.
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018 in Boao, south China's Hainan Province, April 10, 2018.
Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan met with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Beijing on Monday.
China's smartphone shipments continued to drop in the first quarter of this year, industrial data showed Monday.
Mercedes-Benz disputed allegations made by a Chinese driver, who claimed in mid-March that his Mercedes-Benz car went out of control at high speed on an expressway because of a potential malfunction in the car's cruise control system.
More efforts are needed to cultivate high-tech talents for the manufacturing sector, as artificial intelligence and big data technologies make factories smarter and more automated, senior company executives said at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018 on Monday.
Japan's Finance Ministry on Monday admitted that one of its officials asked the operator of a controversial nationalist school with connections to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife to lie about the reason it received a huge discount for a state-owned plot of land.
China's Belt and Road Initiative will promote economic development of relevant countries as well as regional and world development, and Japan should actively participate in the initiative to achieve win-win cooperation, said Japanese economist Kiyoyuki Seguchi.
Major domestic companies are investing big money in the artificial intelligence (AI) sector, hoping to become the first to profit.
Former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo said she was eager to hear "every word" of the speech to be delivered by President Xi Jinping on Tuesday at the opening of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference, due to the importance of China's leadership in the regional and world economies.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday that the decline in manufacturing jobs in advanced economies and some developing countries should not be a concern for policymakers.
China's Zhongguancun Science Park (Z-Park) in Beijing, known as "China's Silicon Valley," will open a liaison office in Tel Aviv, Israel's financial center.
Wild lilies blossom at the foot of a snow-covered mountain in Nalati Grassland, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
U.S. porn star Stormy Daniels' attorney filed declarations here Monday against the petition of President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen to have the legal dispute over an alleged affair "solved" through arbitration.
At least five civilians were killed and seven others injured as a blast ripped through a bazaar in Shindand district of Afghanistan's western Herat province on Monday, police spokesman in the province, Abdul Ahad Walizada said Tuesday.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that globalization is universal and the world should not make globalization fair by isolationism, protectionism or exclusion.
American researchers reported on Monday in the journal Cancer Cell that the molecular mechanisms by which fat cells communicate with tumor tissue, providing energy to the latter.
International representatives on Monday praised China for its pursuit of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, which facilitates investment in island countries, while building networks between these distinctive economies.
China will roll out further incentives to encourage students returned from overseas to start their own businesses and develop innovation, said Tang Tao, vice minister of Human Resources and Social Security.
China can sustain an annual average growth rate of 6 percent in the following 10 years and ascend to the high-income stage by 2025, said Justin Lin Yifu, honorary dean of the National School of Development at Peking University, on Monday.
Hainan Province aims to have all of its vehicles on new energy by 2030, said Shen Xiaoming, governor of the island province.
A view of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Convention Center in Boao, South China's Hainan Province, on April 10, 2018.
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, and Jack Ma, founder and chairman of Alibaba Group, talk on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference in Boao Town, South China's Hainan Province, April 9, 2018.
HSBC has appointed Mukhtar Hussain, the bank's chief executive in Malaysia, as the Asia Pacific head for China's Belt & Road initiative.
A total of 555 businesses have received licenses since the city launched a one-stop service platform on March 31 to cut red tape and improve the business environment.
President Xi Jinping said Tuesday China will strengthen protection of intellectual property rights.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday China will significantly lower the import tariffs for vehicles and reduce import tariffs for some other products this year.
China's economic growth will not have any negative effect on India, but trust and confidence is needed for the two countries to pursue development hand-in-hand, Chinese and Indian experts and corporate representatives said.
China will improve the investment environment for foreign investors, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday.
Hainan, China's island province, is again becoming a global focal point as the annual Boao Forum for Asia unfolds with political leaders, academics and entrepreneurs.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) may be China's idea, but its opportunities and outcomes are going to benefit the world.
Sino-U.S. trade conflicts will never constrain China's efforts to push forward economic structural reforms, economists said on Monday at the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan province.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that in a world aspiring for peace and development, the cold-war and zero-sum mentality look even more out of place.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for people around the world to work together toward a community with a shared future for mankind and make Asia and the world peaceful, tranquil, prosperous, open and beautiful.
The opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference is held in Boao, south China's Hainan Province, April 10, 2018.
A new hospital in Hainan province is expected to become an alternative to top overseas hospitals.
China will adopt policies to promote high-standard liberalization and facilitation of trade and investment, and explore the opening of free trade ports with Chinese characteristics, President Xi Jinping said here Tuesday.
China will not threaten anyone else, attempt to overturn the existing international system, or seek spheres of influence, no matter how much progress it has made in development, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday.
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will be built to be comparable to San Francisco or Tokyo bays, providing new engines of growth for Hong Kong, Macao and the adjacent cities in South China's Guangdong Province.
China will launch a number of landmark measures this year to significantly broaden its market access, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday.
President Xi Jinping on Tuesday outlined missions the Chinese people need to undertake in the new era.
Four decades of reform and opening-up has provided many valuable inspirations, Chinese President Xi Jinping said at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference Tuesday.
China's marathon boom shows no sign of abating but, spurred by new government guidelines, the industry's focus is now on providing runners with an improved race-day experience.
China began its historic journey of reform and opening-up in 1978, and the Chinese people have added a glorious chapter to the development epic of the country and the nation over the past four decades, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday.
President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018 on Tuesday.
A high-speed train with variable gauge system and a top speed of 400 kilometers per hour will be operational by 2020, Liu Hualong, chairman of China Railway Rolling Stock Corp.
Over the past 40 years, China's GDP has averaged an annual growth rate of around 9.5 percent in comparable prices, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping started to deliver a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia Tuesday morning.
With a focus on Asia and a global perspective, the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) has hosted active discussions and produced many valuable "Boao proposals" since its inception, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday.
Asian media leaders gathered in the southern Chinese city of Sanya Monday to share views on media interconnectivity in building a more open and innovative Asia.