Chargé d'affaires Chen Chen answers the frequently asked questions concerning China-Malaysia relations and bilateral pragmatic cooperation
On 1st September, Mr. Chen Chen, Chargé d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia answered the frequently asked questions concerning China-Malaysia relations and bilateral pragmatic cooperation etc., which were widely publicized by Malaysian mainstream media, like Sin Chew Daily and China Press and gained overwhelming response. The transcript of questions and answers are as follows:
Q: Does Beijing view Malaysia-China relations as hitting another historic high after Dr Mahathir's recent visit?
A: No doubt the successful visit of PM Tun Dr. Mahathir will usher in a historical new high of China-Malaysia relations.
China and Malaysia both have their new government this year. The development of the two countries and the bilateral relations are confronted with new opportunities. In this context, we see the visit of Tun Mahathir as a perfect visit carried out in a perfect timing. Just as what Tun Mahathir said to President Xi Jinping, it was a busy schedule, but every minute of his visit was substantial and delightful.
This visit is the first official visit of PM Tun Dr. Mahathir to a country outside of ASEAN after his taking office. It is also the eighth visit to China by Tun Dr. Mahathir as a prime minister. It would be a milestone in the history of China-Malaysia relations, which plays a crucial role of building on the past and preparing for the future. The Chinese side wishes to take this visit as an cherished opportunity to work together with the Malaysian side to push forward our friendly cooperation to develop in a continuous, healthy and steady way on the basis of mutual respect and mutual benefit, bearing more fruits and delivering more benefits to our two peoples.