No Policy Changes Towards China

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There will be no changes in policy towards China under the new Malaysian government, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.


Dr Mahathir gave the assurance when meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing today.

“We’re here to assure the Chinese government and its people that there will be no change of policy,” the Prime Minister said.

Dr Mahathir underscored that there would be continuity in Malaysia’s policy towards China.

He took the opportunity to point out that Malaysia adopted a friendly stance towards other friendly countries.

The visiting prime minister added that China had been a long-standing trading partner of Malaysia.

He told Xi that he was impressed with the level of development achieved by China, the world’s second largest economy after the United States.

“We see China as a model for development,” he said.

Dr Mahathir’s visit to China ends tomorrow.