THE vehicle of friendly collaboration between China and northern Malaysia has entered the fast lane since the official opening of the Consulate-General of China in Penang, said its consul-general Wu Jun.
He said many bilateral exchanges in various areas had been made since last year, with China emerging as the biggest foreign investor in Penang.
“In April 2017, the Sanya City of Hainan Province signed a memorandum with Penang Island City Council to become sister cities.
“In May 2017, a fleet of Chinese Navy vessels made a historical call on Penang Port, demonstrating the mutual political and military trust between China and Malaysia.
Wu Jun toasting with Lim during the Celebration of the 68th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China at the Grand Ballroom of The Top Komtar Penang. - CHAN BOON KAI/The Star
“In June 2017, the China Visa Application Service Centre in Penang was launched to provide convenient visa processing services for the people in northern Malaysia travelling to China.
“Yesterday, the China Cultural Night was successfully organised by the consulate, the state government and the People’s Government of Chengdu,” he said in his speech at the Celebration of the 68th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China in the grand ballroom of The Top @ Komtar Penang on Monday.
China celebrates National Day on Oct 1 since 1949.
Wu said he believed there would be more good news and fruitful achievements on the friendly ties between China and Malaysia.
A cultural dance during the event..
Also present were Penang MCA chairman Datuk Tan Teik Cheng, Penang Wanita MCA chief Datuk Ooi Siew Kim and party advisor and Bukit Gelugor division chairman Datuk Koay Kar Huah.
Party leaders from other states present included Kedah MCA deputy chairman Datuk Dr Leong Yong Kong and Perak MCA chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon.