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President Xi delivers keynote speech at Boao Forum 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday that this year marks a historic juncture to reflect on the past and look to the future.

President Xi attends opening ceremony of Boao Forum for Asia

Chinese President Xi Jinping is present at the opening ceremony of the 2015 annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in the coastal town of China's southernmost island province of Hainan on Saturday morning.

Studio interview: 'One Belt, One Road' in historical context

We continue our discussion with our studio guests, Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in China, Paul Atherley, and Vice President of the University of International Business and Economics, Zhao Zhongxiu.

Studio interview: Forum seeks common ground for Asian economies

For in-depth analysis, joining us in the studio now are Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in China, Paul Atherley, and Vice President of the University of International Business and Economics, Zhao Zhongxiu.

BFA: Evolution of Asia's answer to Davos

Let's take a look at how the Boao Forum for Asia has evolved over the years from modest beginnings to a major forum on the challenges facing the international community.

Crossover: Top-level Asian forum officially opens today

Joining us live from Boao is our reporter Ai Yang, who has been covering the forum for the past few days.

2015 BFA officially opens today

Through the duration of the forum from Thursday to Sunday, more than 70 formal discussions will be held. These will range from matters on macro-economics, industrial transformation, regional development through to technological innovation, politics and security.

Studio interview: Int'l cooperation in hunting down corrupt officials

Now for more insights, we're joined in the studio by Du Fang, deputy director of the Department of Humanities and Social Science at the People’s Public Security University of China.

Successes from FTZ pilot reforms can be replicated

Officials from the Ministry of Commerce said at the forum that all the four Free Trade Zones will be further opened with focuses on the service sector.

Finance, education key areas for FTZs' reforms

A review of the experience gathered from the Shanghai FTZ and reforms expected to be made in the new FTZs were issues discussed at Friday's sub-forum in Boao.

Influential forum pushes Asian development, integration

In the southern Chinese province of Hainan, the 2015 Boao Forum for Asia annual conference enters its second day. As the host country, China hopes the meeting will promote solidarity and cooperation among Asian nations, as well as boost the regional integration process.

Car defence systems on display for the first time at Egypt's car show

Car defence systems on display for the first time at Egypt's car show

W.H.O: Ebola kills 90% of infected babies under one year

W.H.O: Ebola kills 90% of infected babies under one year

Nigerian military says it has destroyed Boko Haram HQ

Military says it has destroyed Boko Haram HQ

China, Indonesia eye further infrastructure construction cooperation

China and Indonesia pledged more infrastructure construction and investment cooperation during a meeting between Premier Li Keqiang and President Joko Widodo Friday.

Sky Net: China's overseas anti-corruption campaign 2.0

According to a Chinese saying, the guilty can never escape the net of heaven's justice. The proverb is behind the name of China's latest anti-corruption campaign, "Sky Net," launched this week.

Co-pilot of crashed Germanwings flight passed all tests: Lufthansa spokesman

The co-pilot, who appeared to have deliberately crashed Germanwings flight 4U9525 in the French Alps, had passed all Lufthansa tests, a Lufthansa spokesman told Xinhua on Friday.

Xi promotes cooperation under 'One Belt, One Road' project

Chinese President Xi Jinping has promoted cooperation under the "One Belt, One Road" project in his meetings with world leaders, who are arriving for the annual Boao Forum.

Interview: Hawke: absurd for Australia not to join AIIB

The deadline for joining the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank as a founding member is just around the corner. Australia may be one of the last countries to jump onboard. CCTV reporter Ai Yang sat down with former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke, who said would be 'absurd' for Australia not to join.

Crossover: Day 2 of Boao Forum

It's Day Two of the Bo'ao Forum for Asia. Earlier we spoke with our reporter Xia Cheng, who's there for covering the forum. He talked about the major topics discussed today.

$40 bln agreements singed between China & Indonesia at Beijing forum

An economic cooperation forum was held in Beijing on Friday, where Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Indonesian President Joko Widodo spoke of enhancing their relations.

Xi welcomes Austrian President on state visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping has held talks with his Austrian counterpart, Heinz Fischer, in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Saudi-led coalition continues attacks

In Yemen, warplanes bombarded the area near the presidential compound in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday morning.

German transport minister welcomes two-crew rule

A number of international airlines have been rushing to change their rules to make sure that two members of the crew are in the cockpit at all times.

Countries rushing to AIIB as deadline nears

The Republic of Korea and Turkey have announced their decision to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the latest batch of wait-and-see countries to join as the application deadline draws close.

Experts present views on pilot free trade zones

Heated discussions and debates are under way at the Boao Forum for Asia. CCTV.com’s opinion column Panview shares some views presented by delegates on free trade zones.

Experts prognosticate on private-sector growth

Heated discussions and debates are under way at the Boao Forum for Asia. CCTV.com’s opinion column Panview presents highlights of views delegates shared on private sector growth with their audience.

China, Kazakhstan vow enhanced cooperation through silk road initiative

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov on Friday, calling for enhanced cooperation through the joint construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt.

Experts share views on mixed ownership

Heated discussions and debates are under way at the Boao Forum for Asia. CCTV.com’s opinion column Panview presents views presented by delegates on mixed ownership reform.

Experts expound views on asset management in China

Heated discussions and debates are under way at the Boao Forum for Asia. CCTV.com’s opinion column Panview presents highlights of views delegates shared with their audience.

Experts ponder air pollution in China

Heated discussions are under way at the Boao Forum for Asia. CCTV.com’s opinion column Panview selects highlights of environmental views presented by delegates.

Presidental election campaign in final hours in Nigeria

In Nigeria, the two leading Presidential candidates are delivering their final messages to supporters, before the country goes to the polls on Saturday.

Other disasters caused by pilot foul-play

Over the years there have been several passenger plane crashes suspected of being caused by the actions of those at the controls.

Iran nuclear talks resume this week in Lausanne, Switzerland

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif in Lausanne, Switzerland. It's part of a new round of talks between major powers and Iran on Tehran's nuclear program.

Crossover: German police investigate Germanwings co-pilot

For more on the investigation and some further insight into the life of Andreas Lubitz, we're joined live by our correspondent Guy Henderson in the co-pilots hometown of Montabaur.

Families of the victims gathering near crash site

Family members of the victims have arrived in the French town of Seynes-les-Alpes near the crash scene.

Media: Germanwings co-pilot suffered depression

German media are reporting that the co-pilot, said to have deliberately crashed the plane, suffered serious depression six years ago.

Ceiling for QFII quota lifted

China's foreign exchange regulator is easing restrictions on how much foreign institutional investors can invest in China's capital markets. The investment quota ceiling of one billion dollars for Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors or QFII has been lifted.

New policies tackle China's housing oversupply

China's land and housing ministries have issued new directives to stabilize the country's property markets in 2015. The new policies are meant to be market based to curb the overhang in housing supply across China.

Factory Asia continues to support global growth

Boao Forum for Asia enters its second day of panels and discussions. As host country, China hopes the meeting will promote solidarity and cooperation among Asian nations, as well as speeding up the regional integration process.

Crossover: Nigeria presidental election campaign in final hours

In Nigeria, the two leading Presidential candidates are delivering their final messages to supporters, before the country goes to the polls on Saturday.

China to clear barriers for innovative growth

Chinese officials have pledged continued structural reforms to facilitate innovation driven growth.

Police arrest 23 in 'terror cell' over museum attack

Tunisia says it has arrested 23 suspects in connection with last week's jihadist massacre at the country's national museum.

Iran nuclear talks: A deal in sight but not yet achieved

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has criticized the Saudi airstrikes in Yemen, saying they 'will have no result but the bloodshed and slaughter of the people'.

Crossover: Iranian President launches diplomatic offensive

For the latest from the negotiations we can now go live to our correspondent in Lausanne, Richard Bestic.

China's first private bank begins lending in Wenzhou

The first private bank on the Chinese mainland is now officially open for business in the eastern coastal city of Wenzhou.

Fifty people injured in collision in Thailand

A senior official at the State Railway of Thailand has said that more than 50 people were injured when two trains collided in the central Ayutthaya province.

Saudi-led coalition launches fresh airstrikes

Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces have launched fresh airstrikes against military targets in Yemen's capital Sanaa.

Yemen conflict casts shadow as deadline of Iran nuclear talks approaches

The fighting in Yemen could have a ripple-effect on the negotiations about Iran's nuclear program.

Saudi Arabia and Arab nations strike rebels in Yemen

The intevention of the Saudi-led coalition of Sunni Arab states follows a month-long advance by Houthi Shite rebels.

Jan-Feb industrial profits down 4.2% y-o-y

These numbers are just in profits earned by Chinese industrial firms fell 4.2 percent in the first two months of this year compared to a year ago.

Three African countries join Saudi-led coalition

Egypt, Sudan and Morocco have joined the Saudi-led coalition in support of the Yemeni government, as foreign ministers from the Middle East and North African region met in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El Sheikh to discuss plans to root out the forces that have held the Yemeni government under siege.

Asia contributes over half to global economic growth

As Boao Forum host country, China hopes the meeting will promote solidarity and cooperation among Asian nations, as well as the regional integration process, to achieve a successful outcome.

Over 150 'economic fugitives' wanted in the US

The Chinese Government has provided a 'priority' list of wanted 'economic fugitives' to the United States, requesting that the country extradite them back to China. Last year, China said more than 150 'economic fugitives' were in the US, describing many of them as corrupt government officials.

Media leaders reach 'Silk Road Consensus'

The ongoing Boao Forum for Asia has also attracted the attention of the international community and received a warm response from the countries involved.

Merkel appalled that crash may have been deliberate

Investigators and grieving relatives have been struggling to rationalise what motivated Andreas Lubitz to kill all 150 people on board the aircraft, including himself.

Relatives visit crash site to pay respects

Officials and family members of victims of those on board the doomed Germanwings flight have attended a ceremony in Le Vernet in France. Earlier in the day, grieving relatives visited the crash site to pay their respects to the 150 people who died in the tragedy.

Saudi Arabia bombs Houthi rebels, kills at least 25

Huge explosions were heard in capital Sanaa as aircraft pounded an air base adjacent to the international airport. Rescue personnel said at least 25 civilians were killed, and more than 50 injured when 15 homes near the air base were reduced to rubble.

Yemeni President Hadi arrives in Saudi Arabia

Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has arrived in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh. Saudi-owned al Arabiya television says Hadi left the southern Yemeni city of Aden under Saudi protection earlier on Thursday. He will attend an Arab summit in Egypt on Saturday.

Mexico uncovers over 600 bodies in clandestine graves in 9 years

Mexico uncovers over 600 bodies in clandestine graves in 9 years

Spotlight: Germany shocked, angered when co-pilot found 'deliberately' crashes Germanwings plane

The investigation into the crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525 reached an unexpected and mysterious turning point on Thursday as an audio recording from the plane's black box revealed that the German co-pilot deliberately crashed the aircraft into the southern French Alps after locking his captain out of the cockpit.

China launches 'Sky Net' to capture fugitive officials

A campaign to capture corrupt officials who have fled abroad, carrying the name 'Sky Net', will be launched next month, the top anti-graft authority said on Thursday.

US, Cuba to debate human rigts in Washington

Cuba and the United States will debate human rights at a meeting in Washington on Tuesday in another sign of the thaw between the countries as they try to re-establish normal diplomatic relations after a 50-year freeze.

Expert: All air travel considerations need to be reset

Expert: All air travel considerations need to be reset

China considers inviting Western Allies for WWII military parade

China will invite leaders from all relevant countries and international organizations to the country for its commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese people's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression.

Saudi Arabia and Arab states strike targets in Yemen

Warplanes from a Saudi-led Arab coalition bombed Huthi Shiite rebels on Thursday in support of Yemen's embattled president, as regional rival Iran warned the intervention was a 'dangerous' move.

French prosecutor: Co-pilot intended to 'destroy' plane

The co-pilot of a Germanwings flight that slammed into an Alpine mountainside 'intentionally' sent the plane into its doomed descent, a French prosecutor said Thursday.

National Zoo reveals names of adorable Andean bear cubs

The National Zoo's two Andean bear cubs are no longer nameless! After the public voted on the names, the zoo announced Thursday that the 19-week-old brothers have been named Mayni and Muniri.

China launches 'Sky Net' to capture fugitive officials

A campaign to capture corrupt officials who have fled abroad, carrying the name 'Sky Net', will be launched next month, the top anti-graft authority said on Thursday.

Group dancing more organized in the future

It's a common sight across China -- middle-aged and elderly dancers swaying away in public squares. And these dancing grannies or 'damas' have also been swaying up controversy in recent years, with many residents complaining their music is disruptive. Now the country wants to make it an well-organized activity.

Exclusive: Beijng Olympic legacy lasting influence

The Beijing Bid Committee delivered four presentations to the Evaluation Commission yesterday which focused on hospitality, transportation, venues in Yanqing, and media operations. One of the presenters, Xu Jicheng, addressed the Commission on China's ability to provide high quality services to media. He sat down with CCTV's Wang Dong and spoke more on this.

Session on anti-corruption held at Boao forum

A session on anti-corruption was held this afternoon at the Boao forum. Seven panelists discussed the implications of the Chinese government's wide-reaching anti-corruption campaign on the relationship between government officials and businessmen.

Chinese DM: Military adopts zero tolerance against corruption

During its monthly press conference, the Defense Ministry said the military had adopted a zero tolerance stance against corruption. Stressing the military principles of discipline and law, the ministry spokesperson also said no branch of the military would be shielded from the government's anti-corruption campaign.

Canada and China cooperate on agriculture

China and Canada have a long history of diplomatic relations and cross sector cooperation. With both countries celebrating 45 years of diplomatic ties, CCTV's reporter Liu Yang travelled to Sichuan in southwest China, to see how Canada's lesser-known winemakers are finding a firm footing with Chinese connoisseurs.

Alps crash: aviation under spotlight

French investigators are searching for the reason why a German Airbus ploughed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 on board. As David Pollard reports there's a lot at stake for the companies involved.

Greece expects to reach reform deal next week

Greece is optimistic about reaching a deal on economic reforms by next Monday and seeing an end to a freeze on its bailout funding. That was the word Thursday from Greek Economy Minister George Stathakis after talks over the past two weeks with EU leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

AIIB to be established by year's end

The overlap of the Boao Forum and the March 31st application deadline for joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank makes this year's forum quite special.

Boao key words: partnerships, restructuring, reshuffles

The 2015 Boao Forum for Asia kicks off today in China's Hainan Province. The forum kicks off with some of the hottest topics on the internet industry and P2P financing.

Number of Spanish victims of Germanwings plane crash revised to 50

The number of Spanish victims who died in the Germanwings flight 4U9525 crash was revised by the Spanish government on Thursday to 50.

A-Z of 2015 Boao Forum for Asia in spotlight

The annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) kicked off on Thursday in China's Boao town, southern Hainan Province, where Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver keynote speech on "Asia's New Future: Towards a Community of Common Destiny" on Saturday.

Germanwings' first officer appears deliberately to refuse opening cockpit door: prosecutor

The first officer of the crashed Germanwings' A320 appears deliberately to refuse opening the cockpit door for the captain, said Brice Robin, prosecutor of the Republic, in a press conference held in Marseille, broadcast by BFMTV.

S. Korea decides to join China-proposed AIIB

South Korea on Thursday decided to join the China-proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as one of prospective founding members, the country's finance ministry said.

Germanwings' first officer alive till last moment before crash: prosecutor

The first officer of the crashed Germanwings' A320 was alive till the last moment before the crash, confirmed Brice Robin, prosecutor of the Republic, in a press conference held in Marseille, broadcast by BFMTV.

Germanwings' first officer, German, 28 years of age: prosecutor

The first officer of the crashed Germanwings' A320 is Andreas Lubitz, 28 years of age, of German nationality, said Brice Robin, prosecutor of the Republic, in a press conference held Thursday in Marseille, broadcast by BFMTV.

No contacts between crashed Germanwings' A320 with air traffic control in last eight minutes: prosecutor

No contacts between crashed Germanwings' A320, either from the captain or the first officer, with air traffic control in its last eight minutes, confirmed Brice Robin, prosecutor of the Republic, in a press conference held Thursday in Marseille, broadcast by BFMTV.

China invites foreign military representatives to Sept. parade

China will invite militaries of relevant countries to participate in a parade later this year, a defense ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

China urges Sri Lanka to protect Chinese companies' interests

Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday called on Sri Lanka to protect the legitimate interests of Chinese companies, expressing willingness to deepen cooperation in trade and infrastructure.

President Xi meets with his Indonesian counterpart

President Xi Jinping has met with his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo who is on an official visit to Beijing.

Exclusive: Forum offers clear road map of Asian cooperation

At the Boao Forum, Our reporter Ai Yang caught up with Long Yongtu, former secretary general of the forum of eight years and former chief negotiator of China's WTO entry.

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2015 BFA officially opens today

Through the duration of the forum from Thursday to Sunday, more than 70 formal discussions will be held. These will range from matters on macro-economics, industrial transformation, regional development through to technological innovation, politics and security.

BFA: Evolution of Asia's answer to Davos

Let's take a look at how the Boao Forum for Asia has evolved over the years from modest beginnings to a major forum on the challenges facing the international community.

Successes from FTZ pilot reforms can be replicated

Officials from the Ministry of Commerce said at the forum that all the four Free Trade Zones will be further opened with focuses on the service sector.

Fine Chinese paintings to go under the hammer in HK

A number of modern Chinese paintings by several famous artists will go under the hammer in Hong Kong next month.

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