CHINA

  • Malaysia is the first Southeast Asian nation to establish diplomatic relations with China
  • In May 2014, the Chinese government loaned two pandas to Malaysia as a symbolic gesture to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Malaysia – China diplomatic relations

May 2017

  • 9 business-to-business Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with investments worth USD7.22 billion or RM31.26 billion
  • Among the first country to support China’s Belt and Road initiative
  • Memorandum of Understanding between Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, Hangzhou Municipal Government and Alibaba(China) Company Limited

November 2016

  • The 14 business to business Memorandums of Understanding and agreements signed worth RM144 billion
  • 16 government to government Memorandums of Understanding and agreements
  • Agreement to build the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL)
  • “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership” in the defence industry that includes the purchase of 4 Littoral Mission Ships
  • Cooperation between the Malaysian and Chinese government on counter-terrorism especially on the “Regional Counter-Messaging Terrorism Centre”
  • Jack Ma appointed as the Digital Economy Advisor to the Malaysian government