1st ASEN Development Forum, held by Xinhua News Agency’s
Aisa-Pacific Regional Headquarters and Asia Pacific Exchange and Cooperation
Foundation, took place in Hong Kong on December 12. The Forum gathered
government officials, academics and experts from ASEAN member nations as well
as the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong SAR to discuss topics such as how to
further boost China-ASEAN relations and mutual trust, and how to handle
regional hot-spot issues, maintain economic prosperity and safeguard regional
peace and stability in an “Asia Way”.
Yitao, director of China Center for Special Economic Zone Research, was invited
to deliver a speech in the Forum. Her speech discussed the importance of
inclusive growth and new pattern of deepening mutual trust to build a community
of common destiny.
"From APEC to the series of meetings for East Asian
leaders, and to G20, the development of Asia-Pacific made their ways to the
headlines of the press and Asia-Pacific cooperation seized the attention of the
world," Yang Xiuping, the Chinese ambassador to ASEAN, told the ASEAN