Evolution of Malaysia-China Relations

Since 1974, a sort of mythology has grown up around how Malaysia’s current strong relations with China began to take shape in that year, when Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak became the first ASEAN leader to normalize relations with it.

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Did China Get Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port?

“China got Sri Lanka to cough up a port,” said the New York Times in a widely quoted article published on June 25, 2018.The article claimed, “Every time Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa turned to his Chinese allies for loans and assistance with an ambitious port project, the answer was yes.

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​In Mideast, China’s Strategy Is Economic

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – under which China is connecting itself with its “natural partners” along the Silk Road trading routes of the past – continues to be a guide for the Arab world and the Middle East.

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