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Friday, January 13, 2017

ACCCIM: China an invaluable strategic partner

KUALA LUMPUR - China is an invaluable strategic partner that have led to numerous win-win situations in Malaysia, said the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM).

It said China’s investment commitments not only gave a direct boost to the economy but also enhanced investor confidence in Malaysia.

“As such, both the public and private sectors should build on this in order to attract more domestic and foreign investments, thereby enhancing economic development and growth,” it said in a statement yesterday. ACCCIM President Datuk Ter Leong Yap said Malaysia and China had always maintained close bilateral ties since diplomatic relations were first established in 1974.

“In fact, the frequent exchanges and visits between the top leaders of both countries are a testament to these excellent relations, resulting in around    US$100 billion bilateral trade, as well as the recent large-scale economic investment projects.

“The social and economic benefits are clear. Trade and economic cooperation with Chinese enterprises have created many business and employment opportunities,” he said.

He reiterated that many countries were trying hard to court Chinese investors and Malaysia must stay ahead of the curve by building on our position as the destination of choice for foreign investors, especially those from China.

“It is worth highlighting that the deepening relationship between the two countries are not purely economic,” said Ter, who is also the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia President. — Bernama

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