Thirty years ago, when Hainan became a province, Boao was a sleepy, unknown fishing town. That was 1988. Even after the first Boao Forum was successfully held in the town in 2001, the name Boao remained obscure.
"Hainan will further expand its connections with countries and regions participating in the Belt and Road Initiative to open itself further," Shen Xiaoming, governor of Hainan, said on Monday during a panel discussion at the four-day Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018, which closed on Wednesday.
Xi's speech also emphasized the openness of China's foreign policy, Ruan said, adding that China's development and opening-up not only benefits its own people but also benefits the development of other countries and their people.
During the war, Unit 731 is known to have conducted experiments on living people to test the effectiveness of chemical and germ-releasing bombs.
Over the five years since Xi was elected general secretary of the CPC Central Committee at the 18th Party National Congress in November 2012, much has been achieved in economic development, social progress and diplomacy.
Zhu Lijia, a professor of public management at the Chinese Academy of Governance, said Xi's speech showed his deep love for the people, his spirit of serving the people and his sense of responsibility to bring a happier life to the people.