The Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2024 began on March 26 in Boao, Hainan Province, China, with the theme “Asia and the World: Common Challenges, Shared Responsibilities.”

About 2,000 delegates from over 60 countries and regions, along with more than 1,100 journalists from about 40 countries and regions, attended this year’s conference.

Organizers noted the presence of distinguished guests, including current and former senior government officials from different countries and regions, heads of international organizations, and business leaders from local and international enterprises. Scholars, members from think tanks, policymakers, and various stakeholders also registered to attend and participate in various sub-forums.

This year’s annual conference includes several sub-forums covering various topics such as investing in the future of Asia, confronting fragmentation in global trade, accelerating transition towards zero carbon power, the future of new energy vehicles, social governance and regional security, deepening financial cooperation in Asia, and accelerating climate action.