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Xi to deliver keynote speech at BFA

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-04-03

President Xi Jinping will attend the opening meeting of the upcoming Boao Forum for Asia annual conference in South China's island province of Hainan and deliver a keynote speech, according to State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

The forum will be held from April 8 to 11.

Since this year marks the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up, the forum is expected to witness a series of new measures, especially for a further opening of the financial sector.

With a theme of "An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity", participants are also expected to discuss key issues related to globalization, the Belt and Road Initiative and innovation.

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, will visit China from April 9 to 12. She will attend and speak at the forum in Boao.