MCA to foster M’sia-China ties

BEIJING: It has always been MCA’s aspiration to strengthen and deepen the bilateral relationship between Malaysia and China, as well as their respective political components, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

In a Facebook post yesterday following a courtesy call on the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) International Liaison Department Minister, Liu Jianchao, Dr Wee said MCA will continue to play an active role in the basic infrastructure development which is part of the Belt and Road initiative.

Dr Wee, who is MCA president, assured Liu and his party members that MCA will do its best to cooperate with the International Liaison Department to promote and implement projects that will benefit people from both the countries.

He said that Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and the Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (TAR UMT) have been working with various Chinese universities to train more leaders in different fields, including collaborations in political education, think tanks, and the MCA’s Belt and Road Centre.

“With its vast experience and development in this area, we are heartened to know that the Chinese government will share its professional knowledge and technology with our neighbouring countries.

“This year is the 10th anniversary of strategic cooperation between Malaysia and China, while 2024 will be the 50th anniversary of our bilateral ties.

“In this spirit, we will continue our collaboration in economy, trade, cultural and education while contributing to the peace, stability and development of both countries,” he added.

In the hour-long meeting with Liu, Dr Wee was accompanied by his deputy Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon, secretary-general Datuk Chong Sin Woon, and vice-president Datuk Tan Teik Cheng.

On his part, Liu said he hopes Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will strengthen Malaysia’s collaboration with China in various sectors, including politics, economy and education.

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