Bo’ao, Hainan Province, China — So I was among 170 international business leaders, tech entrepreneurs and a handful of media invited to attend a closed-door, one-hour dialogue with China Premier Li Keqiang.

This was a sideline event related to the 2016 Boao Forum for Asia, an event that’s billed as “the Davos of Asia.”

I wrote a story about Li’s comments regarding keeping China open and creating a “level playing field” so foreign companies can compete with state-owned enterprises (SOEs) here without restriction.

For sure, this has been a business trip to remember. I’ll be posting images from the Boao Forum (BFA 2016) and my extended stay in the Chinese resort city of Sanya later this weekend. Click here to read my coverage of the closed-door session I attended with Chinese Premier Li …

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Gina Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of Apple founder Steve Wozniak's biography, iWOZ: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Doing It. A former national TV correspondent and nationally syndicated talk radio host, she is an award winning tech journalist and editorial director of aNewDomain Media, which produces independent journalistic blogs and content for Fortune 50 companies. Separately.

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