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Boao Forum for Asia 2009 kicks off

2009-04-17 02:54:39 GMT2009-04-17 10:54:39 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Long Yongtu (back, L), Secretary General of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), Fidel Valdez Ramos (back, C), BFA Chairman of Board of Directors and former President of Philippines and Bob Hawke (back, R), former Australian Prime Minister attend the BFA Members General Meeting in Boao, a scenic town in south China's Hainan province, April 16, 2009. [Xinhua]

Chairman of Board of Directors of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Fidel Valdez Ramos, who is also the former President of Philippines, attends the BFA Board of Directors Meeting, in Boao, a scenic town in south China's Hainan province, April 16, 2009. [Xinhua]

Zeng Peiyan (L), China's Chief Representative to Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) and former Chinese Vice Premier, delivers a speech after being elected as the 13th member and Vice Chairman of BFA Board of Directors Meeting, in Boao, a scenic town in south China's Hainan province, April 16, 2009. [Xinhua]

Long Yongtu (R), Secretary General of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), talks with Bob Hawke, former Australian Prime Minister, before the BFA Board of Directors Meeting, in Boao, a scenic town in south China's Hainan province, April 16, 2009. [Xinhua]

Jounalists register at the press center for the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) 2009, in Boao, a scenic town in south China's Hainan province, April 16, 2009. [Xinhua]

This year's conference is scheduled to run from April 17 to 19 in Boao, with the theme "Asia: Managing Beyond Crisis."

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