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Capt. Xu Lirong Attended Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2017

The Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2017 was held from March 23rd to 26th in Boao Town, Hainan province. The “Paradise Town” attracted the attention of the world again. As the only major developer and permanent sponsor, COSCO SHIPPING provided satisfying service to ensure the success of the conference once again.

On March 25th, Zhang Gaoli, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Standing Committee and Vice-Premier of the State Council, attended the opening ceremony of the annual conference and addressed a keynote speech titled Promoting Economic globalization and Creating Bright Future for Asian and the World Hand in Hand. 1700 representatives of the political, industrial and commercial circles from 50 countries and regions also attended the opening ceremony.

Capt. Xu Lirong, chairman and Party secretary of COSCO SHIPPING, attended a series of activities including the opening ceremony and the plenary session.


On March 24th, chairman of COSCO SHIPPING, Capt. Xu Lirong participated in the Entrepreneurs Forum between Zhang Gaoli and over 50 Chinese and foreign entrepreneurs on invitation. He raised the question to Mr. Zhang Gaoli as a representative of entrepreneurs.

During the Forum, Xu introduced to Zhang the basic situation of COSCO SHIPPING especially its investment and construction of overseas infrastructure. Zhang praised the construction of COSCO SHIPPING in Piraeus port, Greece. He suggested that China’s Belt and Road Initiative is market-oriented, which means enterprises can play a major role in it. But the cooperation of Chinese enterprises with these countries should be based on their understanding of local conditions and laws to guarantee win-win in cooperation projects. He also pointed out that there are many opportunities for COSCO SHIPPING in the Belt and Road Initiative, but it must make sure that the projects it invested in are of high-quality, high-level and high-standard and can bring benefits to those countries.

During the annual conference, Xu also attended the Advisory Committee Meeting of BFA Annual Conference 2017 and other business activities.


On the morning of March 23rd, Xu accompanied Zeng Peiyan, vice-chairman of BFA to make a site visit for the preparation work of the conference and carefully checked the condition of important facilities.

From March 23rd to 25th, Xu had meetings with Mao Chaofeng, Member of the Standing Committee of Hainan Province and Executive Deputy Governor of Hainan, Zhang Qi, member of the Standing Committee of Hainan province and Party Secretary of Haikou city and Ni Qiang, Deputy Party Secretary and Mayor of Haikou successively.

On March 25th, Xu had a meeting with Ren Xuefeng, member of the Standing Committee of CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee and Party Secretary of Guangzhou. Xu attended the Dialogue Shenzhen Luncheon on the same day.

Xu attended the breakfast session hosted by the People’s Government of Hainan Province on the next day.

During the conference, Xu also had meetings with Ren Hongbing, Chairman of SINOMACH, Liu Shaoyong, Chairman of China Eastern, Zhang Yin, Chairman of Nine Dragons Paper and other important partners and clients. They had friendly communications on relevant issues. Xu also went to Boao staff canteen of COSCO SHIPPING and Golden Coast Hotel to check the facilities for the conference and expressed his sincere regards to the staff.


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Established on 28th August, 1994, COSCO SHIPPING (Hong Kong) Co., LIMITED acts as a vital part of China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited (hereinafter referred to as China COSCO Shipping Group or the Group) in terms of service industry and social industrial cluster with main business including shipping service, highway, information technology, industrial manufacture, freight services and overseas property development etc. COSCO Shipping Group has engaged in business in Hong Kong for more than 60 years and has developed one of the large Chinese enterprises in Hong Kong.
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