Chinese President Xi Jinping hails innovation in science and tech

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the First Conference of the International Science, Technology and Innovation Forum of Boao Forum for Asia, saying he hopes participants could pool their thoughts and collective wisdom in a way that could benefit people around the world, and China is willing to strengthen cooperation in science, technology and innovation with other countries and facilitate more open, inclusive and mutually-beneficial international exchanges in the area. The Boao Forum, also known as the "Asian Davos," is held every year in the island province of Hainan. It's hosting the science conference for the first time this year, aimed at promoting international exchanges and cooperation in scientific and technological innovation.