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China's Boao Forum delayed for coronavirus

Beijing's answer to Davos was to be held March 24-27

China's President Xi Jinping seen walking to a podium at the annual Boao Forum in Boao.   © Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) -- The Boao Forum for Asia, which China is trying to promote as Asia's answer to Davos, has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, the organizer said on its website on Monday.

The annual conference was supposed to be held from March 24-27 in the southern province of Hainan. No new dates have been set.

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