|Wang Yi: All Countries Embracing Globalization Are to Succeed|
On April 10, 2018, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended and addressed the theme event “Acknowledgement and Succession” for the new and outgoing members of the Board of Directors of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA).
Wang Yi, on behalf of the host government, thanked the members of the Board of Directors and the Council of Advisors for their valuable contributions to the development of the BFA over the past eight years, and hoped that the new Board of Directors could inherit the Boao spirit of “leading with global vision” and develop the BFA into a first-class brand in the world.
Wang Yi said that President Xi Jinping delivered an important speech at the BFA Annual Conference in the morning, which fully reviewed the historic achievements of China’s reform and opening up over the past 40 years. In accordance with China’s needs to establish a modernized economic system and forge a new pattern of all-round opening up, President Xi Jinping announced a series of major measures by which China remains committed to pursuing further opening. President Xi Jinping stressed with a resounding voice that China’s door of opening up will not be closed and will only open even wider. China’s reform and opening up is bound to succeed and definitely will succeed. China’s opening up will definitely open new prospects. Wang Yi expressed that President Xi Jinping’s speech is being spread all over the world. It is believed that all countries in the world, including those on the other side of the ocean, will receive these important and positive signals.
Wang Yi said that the BFA is bound to develop given that Hainan is developing, and China is developing as well as Asia is developing. The BFA is bound to succeed because China is to succeed, and Asia is to succeed, and all countries embracing globalization are to succeed.