The growth rate of the Asian economy in 2021 is expected to reach at least 6.5 percent and Asia should be a major engine for sustainable global recovery, according to reports released by the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Sunday.
《亚洲经济前景及一体化进程（Asian Economic Outlook and Integration Progress）》报告指出：
The figure of 6.5 percent represents a significant rebound from the 1.7-percent contraction registered last year.
South Asia will see its economy grow 9.7 percent this year, the fastest growth in the region, the report said, citing the IMF.
Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian economy has presented many highlights and opportunities.
Asian economies have introduced new measures to promote the digital economy, advancing digital infrastructure construction and international digital cooperation, among other initiatives.
The digital economy has helped promote production resumption, stabilized the economic situation, and become a new driving force for Asia's economic growth in the future.
《可持续发展的亚洲与世界》2021年度报告（Sustainable Development: Asia and the World Annual Report 2021）指出：
More than 60 percent of surveyed business owners were optimistic about Asia's economic recovery, and strong anti-pandemic measures and regional integration are expected to be the primary drivers of Asia's economic recovery in the coming year.
China is seen as one of the fast-growing regions, as 98 percent of entrepreneurs said they are optimistic about China's economic recovery in terms of GDP growth.