China also has dived into the sharing economy, with ride-sharing company Didi Chuxing buying out Uber's business in China and fast-growing Ofo starting to offer bike rentals in major cities across the United States.
Liu Jinwen, a retired primary school teacher now living in Beijing's Sijiqing Nursing Home, never expected she would have a visit from the Chinese president. But she did, and it changed her life.
It's not surprising that innovation is one of the key areas of the two sessions. Among the goals outlined in this year's Government Work Report to the National People's Congress were to boost the sharing economy and encourage Chinese students abroad to return home to pursue business and other innovative ventures.
Pakistan is among 26 founding countries of the Boao Forum for Asia, established in 2001. The name Boao comes from a small town of fishermen in Hainan Province in southern China. The Boao Forum has been regularly held in March or April every year since 2002. It is a forum for discussing issues and problems, as well as an exchange of ideas among Asian countries. Usually heads of state, ministers, senior officials, scientists, economists, social activists, politicians and media personnel attend this forum. It is a non-profit organization and was initially only open to Asia-Pacific countries. Today membership has grown from 26 in 2001 to 80, itself a major achievement