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CGTN published this video item, entitled “The Point: 20 years of Boao Forum for Asia” – below is their description.
The Boao Forum for Asia opens in south China’s Hainan Province, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. What has the forum achieved in 20 years? And what can be expected in the future?
Guests: Rong Ying, vice president, China Institute of International Studies;
Dr. Lim Tai Wei, senior research fellow adjunct, Singapore’s National University.CGTN YouTube Channel
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The country’s territory is composed of one main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet, the combined area of which has increased by 25% since the country’s independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects. It has the second greatest population density in the world. The country has almost 5.7 million residents, 61% (3.4 million) of whom are Singaporean citizens. There are four official languages of Singapore: English, Malay, Chinese, and Tamil; with English being the lingua franca.