We are pleased to inform that the third edition of the Belt and Road Summit jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council will be held on 28 June 2018 in Hong Kong. Under the theme of “Collaborate for Success”, the Summit will be further enhanced with stronger business elements, highlighting the deeper and closer collaboration among businesses along the Belt and Road.
Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) is the supporting Organisation for the above Summit , the Summit information are as follows:
Topic : Belt and Road Summit 2018：
Date: 28 June 2018
Organiser : the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council(HKTDC)
Venue : Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Registration Fees ：Individual -USD280/- (Promotional Fees)， Original Fees: USD400/- Group Mission (10 participants) : USD405/-， i.e. USD40.50/- per head
Shenzhen Side Trip ： USD 130 per head Please note that MCCC will inform if the Group Mission of 10 participants is formed. The participants will TT payments (inclusive Registration and Shenzhen Side Trip) in USD to MCCC Bank of China account by May 10, 2018, Details As follows: A/C No ：100 000 400 689355 (USD) A/C Name ：Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce Bank Swift Code : BKCHMYKL Bank Address : Ground Mezzanine, Plaza OSK 25, Jalan Ampang, Hampshire Park 50450 Kuala Lumpur WPKL
Administrative Fees : Member - RM150 (Inclusive of 6%GST,kindly issue the cheque payable to MALAYSIA-CHINA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE before May 10) Non Member - RM300 (Inclusive of 6%GST,kindly issue the cheque payable to MALAYSIA-CHINA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE before May 10)
Own Expenses ：Air Ticket/Hotel Accommodation/Meal/Transportation (Please book the flight and accommodation on your own.)
For those who are Interested to participate, please submit the registration form to MCCC Secretariat before May 10, to facilitate group registration.
If you have further inquiries please contact our Assistant Secretary Mrs. Kam at 03-92231188 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In line with the trend of digital economy, the Malaysian International Inno-Tech Expo (MIIE) will highlight the China's innovative Internet applications and artificial intelligence, bringing the China enterprises to match with the Malaysian enterprises. At the same time, to promote the development of these industries in Malaysia. The MIIE will be held from 23-25 November 2018 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. It mainly provides more exchange platforms and business opportunities for Malaysian and China entrepreneurs to promote the trade and economy between the two countries.
Warmest greetings from the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC)!
We are pleased to inform that the Global Sources Exhibition will be held from 11-30 April 2018 at the Asia World–Expo, Hong Kong. There are 4 exhibitions: Consumer Electronics, Mobile Electronics, Gifts & Home and Fashion.
Since 2005 opening ceremony, the Global Sources Exhibition has become one of Asia’s leading exhibitions. The exhibition is industry-specialized tradeshows providing global purchasers a direct and professional access to export-ready manufacturers from China and Asia. This is the ideal platform for purchasing quality products.
Number of booths
Global Sources Consumer Electronics
The world's largest electronic products procurement event!
Home, outdoor, auto electronics
with gaming, smart living, components and computer products
Global Sources Mobile Electronics
The world's largest mobile electronics procurement exhibition!
Devices, wearables and accessories
plus AR/VR Pavilion, Summit and Experience Zone
Global Sources Gifts & Home
Certified suppliers from China and Asia, providing an array of innovative popular products.
Creative, innovative products and award-winning design
Gifts, Premiums & Home Products
300 new exhibitors
300 exhibitors (accept small quantity orders)
Global Sources Fashion
Hong Kong's largest fashion show, focusing on manufacturers from China, South Korea, India, Vietnam and other Asian countries.
Convenient exhibition date which fits perfectly with Canton Fair, to facilitate buyers to attend
The Organising Committee provides the following benefits to MCCC:
Three-night free accommodation at Regal Airport Hotel (two pax per room)
*Organising Committee states that buyers must visit the exhibition for 3 consecutive days*
Upgrade to VIP buyers
Free shuttle to and fro exhibition hall and hotel
Free HK $ 100 Octopus Card
VIP services: wireless Internet access, refreshments and etc
meal and shopping discount vouchers
Activities and business matching during the exhibition
Flight ticket is not included. The application is subject to the approval of the organising committee. No changes could be made after the approval. The decision of the organising committee is final. Should the organising committee reject the application, the cheque will be returned.
For those who are interested, please fill in the attached registration form before 3rd March 2018 and return it to the Vice Executive Secretary, Ms Jasmine Leong, via email or fax. In addition, please also bank in a RM150 cheque (non-member RM300) for administrative expenses. The cheque must be made payable to the ‘Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce’ (Public Bank: 3068 98 1822). Should you require further details, please do not hesitate to contact our Secretariat at 03-9223 1188, email: email@example.com, or fax: 03-9222 1548.
From Feb. 13th (28th of the 12th lunar month) to Mar. 2nd (15th of the 1st lunar month), a whole host of Spring Festival celebrations will be going on around the city, including flower markets, light shows, lantern shows, garden expos and a temple fair. We have picked out some of the best of the celebrations for you to enjoy a fun and flower packed Chinese New Year in Guangzhou!
Traditional flower markets
Flower market [Photo by He Yineng]
Traditional flower markets will be set up across 11 districts in Guangzhou, featuring stalls selling flowers and plants to decorate your home, holding social welfare activities and even including special themed post offices for sending Chinese New Year greetings to friends and family far away. On the first day of the flower fairs, Spring Festival couplets and the character 福 (pronounced fú and meaning ‘blessing') written by calligraphers will be given away for free.
Time: Feb. 13th - 16th, 2018
No admission fees.
The 23rd Guangzhou Garden Expo [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
Highlight: Guangzhou Garden Expo is another of the most important events in the Spring Festival calendar in Guangzhou and has been held for 23 years. This year’s expo covers an area of 360,000 square meters, consisting of 61 gardens, 19 sets of public landscapes, and indoor exhibition halls.
2018 Yuntai Garden Floral Art Exhibition
Time: Feb. 9th - Mar. 20th, 2018
Admission: RMB 5 per ticket for Baiyun Mountain, RMB 10 per ticket for Yuntai Garden
Highlight: In addition to the various flowers at Yuntai Garden, a total of 12 special mosaicultures of Lingnan characteristics and 3 lantern installations will be set up, making the garden a unique place for residents and tourists alike to admire the beauty of flowers.
The parade of the 2017 Yuexiu Temple Fair [Photo/Xinhua]
Highlight: A series of activities for the temple fair will kick off on the the fifteenth day of the first month of lunar year which is also the Lantern Festival. Some of the highlights of the fair are the folklore and cultural performances, a parade, a cultural heritage exhibition, handicrafts and food stalls.
Time: Mar. 2nd - 8th, 2018
Add.: Zhongshan Road & Beijing Road (中山路、北京路)
Nearby metro station: Peasant Movement Institute (农讲所), Line 1; or Gongyuanqian (公元前), Line 1 or 2
We are pleased to inform that the above Expo will be held at Sports Center of Huai’an City, China from 19-21 April 2018.
The first Huai'an food fair is hosted by China Chamber of International Trade (CCOIC), China National Food Industry Association (CNFIA), China Food and Packaging Machinery Industry Association (CFPMA), and China Cuisine Association (CCA). It is organised by CCOIC Department of Exhibitions, Department of Commerce of Jiangsu Province, Jiangsu Food and Drug Administration, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Jiangsu Sub-Council, and Huai'an Municipal People's Government.
This Expo is approved by CCPIT and the only international food fair approved by the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government. This Expo showcases up to 20,000 square meters of exhibition space. The exhibits range from 5 categories including snack, beverage, green food, food and packaging machinery, and food service. There will be summits, food competitions and etc.
In addition, the organising committee will provide the following services for exhibitors:
official website, microblog, journal, and press conference
free shuttle between hotel and exhibition area, to and fro Nanjing airport, Huai’an airport, Nanjing railway station, Xuzhou railway station
meals at designated hotels
will be based on exhibitors, exhibition area and time
Three-side hoarding (3mx3mx2.5m), 1 table, 2 chairs, 2 spotlights (40w), 1 power outlet (220V/5A), and 1 lintel board
We are pleased to attach the brochure ( https://goo.gl/Nx7omT ) and registration form ( https://goo.gl/H3a2Bc ). If you are interested, please fill in the registration form and submit it to MCCC’s Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you have any enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our event organizing team.
We are pleased to inform that the Silk Road International Exposition and the Investment and Trade Forum for Cooperation between East and West will be held in Xi’an, China from 11-15 May 2018.
The Expo is approved by the CPC Central Committee and the State Council. It is organized by the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Commerce, China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, CCPIT, State Administration for Industry and Commerce of the People's Republic of China (SAIC), Shaanxi Provincial People's Government.
Shaanxi is the starting point of the ancient Silk Road, the geometric center of China's territory, and an important point of convergence for the ‘Belt and Road’. Since March 2016, with the approval of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, the China-East Cooperation and Investment and Trade Fair officially changed its name to the Silk Road International Exposition and the Investment and Trade Forum for Cooperation between East and West and successfully held it from 13-17 May 2016 in Xi’an Shaanxi.
This year, Malaysia has been chosen as its Special Guest Country. We are entitled to 500 square meters of exhibition area for free and we can use this to demonstrate our history, culture, social development, competitive industries and projects for cooperation, and showcase our achievements and prospect for cooperation with China in economy and trade, energy resources, people-to-people exchanges and tourism.
The host country will help organize business meetings for investment, economic and trade cooperation, we can take this tailor-made opportunity to brief the local audience on our investment environment, policies and competitive industries. It is also a good opportunity for us to meet with new commercial contacts.
Booth price: RM2,000.00/standard booth
The Expo is officially recognized by Malaysian government, exhibitors can apply for the Market Development Grant (MDG).
Due to limited booths, please register by providing your company’s introduction and person in charge’s name card before 7.1.2018 with the secretariat via email or fax.
Should you have any enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact the Vice Executive Secretary, Ms Jasmine Leong, at tel: 603-9223 1188, fax: 603-9222 1548 or email: email@example.com.
The 1st CIIE will be held at National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) from 5-10 Nov 2018.
In May 2017, China’s President Xi Jinping announced at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation that China will hold CIIE starting from 2018.
It is a significant move for the China government to hold CIIE with a view of firmly supporting trade liberalization and economic globalization and actively opening the market to the world. It facilitates countries and regions all over the world to strengthen economic and trade cooperation, and to promote global trade and world economic growth in order to advance the development of an open world economy.
CIIE will invite China enterprises from the country to come to do business. Merchants from third countries will also be invited to the Expo. It’s estimated that 150,000 domestic and foreign professional purchasers will participate in the Expo.
Trade in goods:
· High-end intelligent equipment
· Consumer electronics & Appliances
· Apparel, Accessories & Consumer Goods
· Food & Agricultural Products
· Medical Equipment & Medical Care Products
Trade in services:
· Emerging Technologies
· Service Outsourcing
· Creative Design
· Culture & Education
· Tourism Services
Price:RM8000.00 (Standard booth)
CIIE is officially recognized by the Malaysian government and exhibitors can apply the Market Development Grant (MDG) from the government.
Due to limited booths, please submit the company’s introduction and person in charge’s name card to the Vice Executive Secretary, Ms Jasmine Leong, before 31.12.2017 via fax: 603-9222 1548 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you have any enquiry, please call 603-9223 1188.
The Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) will hold the 7th Malaysia-China Entrepreneur Conference (MCEC 2017) at Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) on 25 November 2017. This conference aims to provide a business matching platform for entrepreneurs. The business matching focuses on 7 core areas of property and construction, agriculture, technology, services (education and logistics), manufacturing, halal products and healthcare. It will be a session with diversity and efficiency, including a one-to-one matching, networking, and product exhibitions. By then, overseas units such as China, Japan and Hong Kong entrepreneurs will also participate in the business matching.
Date : 25.11.2017 Venue : Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), Ground floor Business matching time: 15:30 - 17:30
Business matching programme 15:30: Introduction of 7 Industries by Moderators 15:40: Introduction of Malaysia Industries by Malaysian Entrepreneurs 15:50: Introduction of China Industries by China Delegates 16:00: Roundtable Discussion (by Industries) 16:40: One-to-one matching 17:10: Networking Session 17:30: End of Programme *remark: The committee reserves the right to amend the above programme.
The event organizers hereby invite entrepreneurs and investors from all parties to attend the business matching session. Interested parties please fill in the registration form and return it to the secretariat by 13 November 2017. We look forward to your participation!
Email : email@example.com Tel: 03-9223 1188
Attachment 1: Registration form The MCEC registration form and business matching form are available for downloading:
a) Option 1 (download both forms): goo.gl/1Rufre
b) Option 2 (download forms separately from MCCC website): -- MCEC Registration Form: goo.gl/ZboSBt -- Business Matching Form: goo.gl/WL1tWE Online Registration：bit.ly/2yKWDE7 (PROMO CODE: MCEC2017)
7 core areas for business matching: agriculture, technology, services (education and logistics), manufacturing, halal products and healthcare
i. Property and construction: developer, agent, banker, building material, concrete product, steel, piling work, precast concrete, interior design, consultancy service, interior designer, safety engineering, coating, moulding, modelling, heat treatment system/solar system integrated, lighting supply, marine life aquarium & theme park, water cooler, commercial air-conditioning
ii. Halal products: food & beverage, beauty products, healthcare products
iii. Manufacturing: oil palm plantation, food processing, natural skin care products, trucking, candy, chemical, pumps, plastic, commercial air-conditioning, coating, moulding, precast concrete, water cooler, truck body builder, textile, industrial raw material, basic chemical raw materials, lifting appliance, Traditional Chinese Medicine Patent Prescription, chemical active pharmaceutical ingredients and its preparations, antibiotic raw materials and its preparation, biochemical pharmaceuticals, cosmetic raw material, Biomass, waterproof material manufacturers
iv. Agriculture: oil palm plantation, palm oil biomass, biomass power generation, gardening supplier, natural rubber, farm equipment, Agro-Culture & agriculture, bio fertilizer, land leasing, cultivation, pepper, bio-bacterial
v. Technology: safety engineering, palm oil biomass, biomass power generation, one stop digital services provider, electronic product, e-commerce, computer technology, auto & engineering parts supply, machines distributor, green energy, chemical (food), LED, battery, science technology, preclinical CRO, biomedicine
vi. Healthcare: TCM, healthcare products, bird nest, food processing
vii. Services (education and logistics): Pre-school & International education, Logistics, Unit Trust, bank, hotel, food export, trading in machinery& hardware, importer/exporter auto spare parts, legal, finance, human resource, lighting supply & design, marine engineering, tourism, household products, printing service, import & export trading, grocery wholesale, retail, auditor, training & consultancy, import and export cargo pier, healthcare provider, dealer in art, sculpture and ceramic, consultation management, interior design, safety engineering, investment, food management, fast food franchise, media, white wine, air purifier, water purifier, coating material
In addition to abundance of business opportunities, Guangdong is also a good place to enjoy food, shopping and traveling. With the support of Tourism Administration Of Guangdong Province, Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) has been formally appointed as Promotion Center of Guangdong Tourism since October 2014. In 2016 and 2017, MCCC continues to be entrusted to carry out promotional activities in Malaysia.
Through the various channels, including travel agencies recommended by MCCC and its 9 branches, MCCC has attracted many tourists to visit Guangdong. For businesses or individuals that are interested in traveling to Guangdong, please contact the following travel agencies:
Representative Travel Agency in Each State:
1. Pearl Holiday (M) Travel & Tour Sdn. Bhd. Contact Person : Loo Kok Seong Telephone : +603 8924 9850 Fax : +609 8924 9928 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Address : No.1, Jalan KP 1/3, Taman Kajang Prima, Off Jalan Semenyih, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.
2. Travelsight(M) Sdn. Bhd. Contact Person : Tai Chin Peow Telephone : +603 2148 8255 Fax : +603 2142 0645 Email : email@example.com Address : Lot 823, 8th Floor, Sun Complex, Jalan Bukit Bintang，55100 Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.
3. Hello Holidays Sdn. Bhd. Contact Person : Tai Poh Kim Telephone : +603 9222 2228 Fax : +603 9222 2298 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Address : No.6-4, Jalan Metro Pudu, Fraser Business Park, 55100 Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.
1. Ka Sin Travel & Tours (M) Sdn. Bhd. Contact Person : Then Yeong Kong Mobile : +6012-612 9500 Telephone : +606-336 9501 / 9502 Fax : +606-335 9500 Email : email@example.com Address : No. 5, Jalan MP3, Taman Merdeka Permai, Batu Berendam, 75350 Melaka, Malaysia.
1. Parlo Tours Sdn. Bhd. Contact Person : Eleen Yee Mobile: +6012 503 8859 Telephone : +605 255 9566 Fax : +605 255 8848 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Website : www.parlotours.com.my / www.islandgetaways.com.my Address : No.3, Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil, 30300 Ipoh, Perak Malaysia.
1. Sri America Travel Corp.(J) Sdn. Bhd. Contact Person : Kathryn H.C. Lee Telephone : +6012 720 9595 Telephone : +607-331 1966 Fax : +607-335 2801 Email : email@example.com Address : 67, JalanKuning, Taman Pelangi,80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
2. Priority Holiday Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd Contact Person : Kelvin Ang Kwee Loy Telephone : +6016-721 1399 Telephone : +607-336 4665 WeChat/WhatsApp ： +6016-774 2297 Fax : +607-335 2368 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com Website : http://www.toptravelcenter.com
1. Hwa Yik Tour & Travel(PG) Sdn. Bhd. Contact Person : Alex Teh Tat Beng Telephone : +6012 466 0990； （中国）+0086 130 2390 1622 Telephone :+604 262 2333 Fax :+604 262 2580 QQ号 ：1846713175 Email :firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Nanhai Holidays Contact Person : Dato’See Meng Geok Mobile : +6017 760 3023 Telephone : +609 631 8818 Fax : +609 622 0116 Email : email@example.com Address : 5032,1st floor, Jalan Sultan Zainal Abidin,20000 Kuala Terengganu.
1. Airworld Travel and Tours Sdn. Bhd. Contact Person : Mr. Jacky Liaw Mobile : +6088-242 996 Fax : +6088-230 998 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Address : Ground Floor, Lot 11, Block 2, Lorong ApiApi 2, Kota Kinabalu, 88000, Sabah, Malaysia.
2. Borneo Airworld Sdn. Bhd. Contact Person : Mr. Jacky Liaw Telephone : +6088-231899 Fax : +6088-538299 Email : email@example.com Address :1st Floor, Lot 11, Block 2, Lorong ApiApi 2,Kota Kinabalu, 88000, Sabah, Malaysia.
1. Metropolitan Travel Service Sdn. Bhd. Contact Person : Wong Ngee Khih Mobile : +60 168917082 Telephone : +60 84313155 Fax : +60 84345486 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Address :72-74 Market Road, 96000 Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia.
1. Jasa Teratai Holidays Sdn. Bhd. Contact Person : Tan Chia Ying Mobile : +6012-949 7088 Email : email@example.com Telephone : +609-766 7998 / 766 7999 / +609-766 7990（direct line） Fax : +609-766 7997 Address : 1st Floor,3089C C, Simpang 4 PasirHor, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 15200 Kota Bharu, Kelantan DarulNaim，Malaysia.
1. Agensi Pelancongan Bintang Rajin Sdn. Bhd. （BRTOUR） Contact Person : Dato’ Lee Yong Wei Mobile : +6012 225 1092 Telephone : +609 514 2922 Fax : +609 514 3922 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Invitation to Participate in “2017 Guangdong 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo”
In order to implement the national development strategy of “One Belt and One Road” and setting up a new platform for cooperation in Guangdong Province and countries (regions) along the maritime silk road, Guangdong Province is hosting the “2017 Guangdong 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo” at Guangdong Modern Exhibition Center in Dongguan from 21st to 24th September 2017.
JIANGSU: The 8th Malaysia-China Entrepreneur Conference (MCEC 2018) organised by the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) will be held in Nanjing on 19 September 2018.
The MCCC formed a delegation to visit the Department of Commerce of Jiangsu for a tripartite meeting with the Department of Commerce of Jiangsu and the Nanjing Bureau of Commerce. The meeting went well and detailed were discussed.
The organiser in China is inviting a Jiangsu entrepreneur—who has resided and invested in Malaysia—to be the keynote speaker.
The MCEC 2018 aims to attract a total of 400 Malaysia and China entrepreneurs. After the conference, the Malaysian participants will have the options to visit one of the three cities—Suzhou, Wuxi and Taizhou. These three major cities have their own characteristics and can cater to participants with different interest and needs.
In terms of industry positioning, Suzhou focuses on innovation and technology. Its development priorities are in industries such as biomedicine, nanotechnology, and artificial intelligence.
As for Wuxi, it focuses on Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities. It will enable participants to experience new trends, new technologies, and new applications such as IoT communications and platforms, intelligent manufacturing and sensors, smart transportation and vehicle networking, and smart living.
As for Taizhou, it focuses on pharmaceutical manufacturing and food processing. It actively imports high-end medical resources, and strives to create specialists, ecological recuperations, high-end pensions, rehabilitation and healthcare, traditional Chinese medicine, education and training, and tourism experience.
For the MCEC 2018, there will be opening ceremony and themed seminars in the morning. In the afternoon, there will be four forums which will be held concurrently in the industries of advanced manufacturing (new energy automotive industry), biomedical industry (biotechnology and new pharmaceutical industry), agriculture and food industry (modern agriculture and halal food) and modern education and service industry (vocational education and medical tourism). MCCC plans to have two speakers—from Malaysia and China—for each forum to guide the participants in creating new business opportunity.
At present, the Department of Commerce of Fujian has confirmed that it will form a delegation to participate in the MCEC 2018. It will invite more government and business organisations from all provinces in China to participate in this event.
The MCEC 2018 emphasises on quality by having only 200 Malaysian entrepreneurs to participate in the conference. The main highlight is the business matching session. This will allow Malaysian entrepreneurs to look for business opportunities directly with the Nanjing entrepreneurs.
MCCC organised the conference in 2014 and 2016 in Xiamen and Chengdu respectively. These two editions were very successful. Therefore, MCCC is going to hold the conference overseas again this year.
Interested entrepreneurs are welcomed to call the MCCC Secretariat at 03-9223 1188 or email to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SUZHOU: In order to implement and promote the relationship between Malaysia and China, the President of the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC), Tan Yew Sing, Secretary-General of MCCC, Kevin Siah, and Chairman of the Trade Fair and Business Development Committee, Ting Young Kang recently paid a courtesy visit to the Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese of Suzhou P.R.C. to exchange views on boosting the Belt and Road initiative and its development.
Chairman of the Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese of Suzhou P.R.C., Shen Jinhua, Vice Chairman, Zhang Zhongqing, and Executive Vice President of the Youth Committee, Zhang Jie, warmly welcomed the MCCC delegation.
Both sides exchanged opinions on how to effectively utilise the Belt and Road opportunity to guide the vast number of overseas Chinese to seize this opportunity for shared cooperation and mutual prosperity.
The MCCC visited China mainly to discuss the post-conference excursion of the Malaysia-China Entrepreneur Conference (MCEC 2018) held in Nanjing this year. At present, both sides have decided that the participants get to visit one of the three cities—Suzhou, Wuxi and Taizhou—on 21 September 2018. It is worth noting that these three major cities have their own characteristics and can cater to participants with different interest and needs.
Suzhou focuses on innovation and technology, Wuxi focuses on smart city and the Internet of Things (IoT), and Taizhou focuses on health industries including pharmaceuticals and tourism business opportunities.
In the coming MCEC 2018, the MCCC only allocate seats for 200 entrepreneurs, with business matching as the main highlight. This will allow Malaysian entrepreneurs to look for business opportunities directly with the Nanjing entrepreneurs. Interested entrepreneurs are welcomed to call the MCCC Secretariat at 03-9223 1188 or email to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
BEIJING: China and Malaysia enjoy friendly relations and there will be more room for co-operation between the two countries in the future.
The Vice President and Secretary-General of the China Overseas Exchange Association, Tan Tianxing, stressed the above when the Youth Wing of MCCC, Youth of Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia and Youth of Council of National Clan-based Youth Federation of Malaysia paid a courtesy visit to Tan’s office.
At the exchange meeting, Tan affirmed positively that Malaysian Chinese society has always passed on the Chinese culture and believed that young people are the backbone of the country’s future.
"Young talents are the future and hope for the development of a country," Tan added.
Tan also said that this year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and open door policy. The overseas Chinese must seize new opportunities and achieve greater results through this open door policy.
Chairman of the MCCC Youth Wing, Bryan Chong, revealed that the Malaysia-China Entrepreneur Conference (MCEC 2018) will be held in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province in September this year. It will focus on attracting companies and entrepreneurs from various fields to find the ideal partnership. At the same time, Bryan used this opportunity to invite the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office to bring its delegation to participate in the MCEC 2018.
Chairman of the Council of National Clan-based Youth Federation of Malaysia, Wolrence Siew, mentioned at the meeting that this was the first time that they had organised a delegation to visit Beijing, the capital of China, hoping to learn about China's development and bring relevant information back to Malaysia.
Youth Chief of Federation of Chinese Association Malaysia, Dato’ Ong Chong Keng, said that Malaysian Chinese have taken root overseas and will continue to work hard to get more Malaysian youth to understand China, especially the Belt and Road initiative to promote the friendly exchanges between the youth of the two countries. In addition, the tripartite parties plan to form a delegation of about 100 young entrepreneurs to China for trade mission.
On the same day, the tripartite parties also visited the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese. The Vice Chairman, Li Zhuobin praised the Malaysian culture and cuisine.
"China has become Malaysia's largest trading partner and exporter for nine consecutive years, and 70% of overseas Chinese have invested in China," Li said.
Before this, the tripartite parties have visited the All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce. The representatives from Malaysia and China made in-depth exchanges on various topics such as trade and logistics, to enhance the possibility of collaboration in the future.
Malaysian Ambassador to China, H.E. Dato' Zainuddin Bin Yahya, pointed out that the number of Chinese tourists traveling to Malaysia has increased year by year. This is because apart from being friendly countries, co-operation between the two countries has further promoted the development of the tourism industry.
Dato' Zainuddin said the above when he was visited by the Youth of Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC), Youth of Federation of Chinese Association Malaysia and Youth of Council of National Clan-based Youth Federation of Malaysia.
During the courtesy visit, Dato' Zainuddin talked about tourism, education, trade and other related information in Malaysia.
Dato' Zainuddin revealed that the Chinese tourists could travel to Malaysia by just completing a temporary visa (Evisa) online without a lot of formalities.
"As long as the Chinese tourists do not stay longer than 15 days, this temporary visa will automatically come into effect. The tourists can depart after printing it out," Dato' Zainuddin said.
He disclosed that Chinese tourists who traveled to Malaysia had increased by 7% last year, reaching 2.28 million, with 2.21 million in the previous year.
In terms of trade, Dato' Zainuddin said Vietnam had become the largest exporter in Southeast Asia.
“Before 2016, we were ranked first, but now we ranked second. Malaysia must try to catch up. It is gratifying to note that Malaysia is still China's largest importer, especially our Musang King durian and bird's nest, greatly favoured by the Chinese,” Dato' Zainuddin added.
Dato' Zainuddin also revealed that there have been as many as 9,700 foreign students in Malaysia since 2012, of which the Chinese have taken up a large proportion and hope to reach 20,000 students by 2020.
On the same day, the tripartite parties also visited the China Youth Entrepreneurs Association and Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China (MAYCHAM China) to discuss the possibility of future co-operation.
BEIJING: One of China's best E-commerce Companies, JD.com, intends to enter the Malaysian market to provide youth with entrepreneurial opportunities to further develop Malaysia's online shopping platform.
The Vice President of JD.com, Ma Jianrong, shared the company’s history and long-term plans. Ma mentioned that JD.com would like to enter the Malaysian market.
“We are willing to have more cooperation with Malaysia, especially in the agriculture industry. We would like to bring in fresh fruits,” Ma said.
“JD.com is familiar with Southeast Asian countries. We have already started long-term cooperation with Indonesia and Thailand,” Ma added.
Ma says that people's impression on JD.com is that it is merely an e-commerce brand, but in fact their financial industry and technology are in rapid development.
JD.com has vigorously promoted financial, unmanned convenience stores, tourism and real estate in recent years. It is obvious that JD.com is very ambitious.
However, JD.com has always been keeping a low profile. Ma emphasises that pragmatism is the foundation of the company and it needs many young talents to help the company to progress.
"We promise to cooperate with Malaysia so that young entrepreneurs in the country can have business opportunities," Ma said.
Ma expressed his willingness to let more people know about JD.com and contact the company through the platform of the MCCC Youth Wing.
Chairman of the MCCC Youth Wing, Bryan Chong, said, “13 of us are here for the courtesy visit and our feedback is very important in attracting more Malaysians to pay attention on e-commerce.”
Chairman of the Council of National Clan-based Youth Federation of Malaysia, Wolrence Siew, believes that e-commerce has become a major business opportunity and is a good opportunity for youth to start businesses.
At present, JD.com has its own university college with e-commerce course. It may be able to introduce to Malaysia in the future.
On the same day, the MCCC Youth Wing also visited the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the People's Government of Beijing Municipality.
“We place great importance to every overseas Chinese and cherish the contribution made by the Chinese community in promoting the Chinese culture. We hope to have more trade cooperation in the future,” Director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the People's Government of Beijing Municipality, Liu Chunfeng said.
Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the People's Government of Beijing Municipality is preparing the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. At the same time, it is developing humanities, science and technology, and environment.
KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) Sabah branch President Datuk Frankie Liew said more and more Chinese investors are realizing the potential in Sabah and are keen to establish network with local entrepreneurs.
Liew said the chamber had been actively promoting mutual visits and business matching activities for the past few years with the aim to facilitate collaboration and spur the economy of Sabah and China.
“After years of hard work, many Chinese investors are realizing the potential and favorable conditions of Sabah.
“Many of them are currently in talks with local entrepreneurs,” he said during his trip to China recently.
Liew visited Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Dongguan, Hong Kong and other parts of China from March 12 to 16 where he met with the leaders of local chambers of commerce, entrepreneurs and even toured several manufacturing plants.
Liew said the trip was a fruitful one as many of the Chinese business leaders had not visited or heard of Sabah before.
“These leaders are keen to have MCCC Sabah branch as their facilitator in matching them with ideal partners in Sabah,” Liew added.
Liew said the chamber welcomed more business delegations to the State, adding that they could organize business matching, dialogue or even visits to development projects for Chinese investors.
News from: Borneo Post Online (21st March, 2018) http://www.theborneopost.com/2018/03/21/more-chinese-investors-keen-to-network-in-sabah-mccc/
Kuala Lumpur: The first Malaysia International Inno-Tech Expo (MIIE) jointly organized by the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) and C Event Organiser Sdn Bhd which will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center from 23-25 November is to welcome the arrival of the fourth industrial revolution and the era of digitalization of the economy and traditional industries. It has now entered the critical countdown period of 8 months.
According to the Chairman of the First MIIE Organising Committee, Ting Young Kang, this three-day expo is expected to achieve a sales target of RM150 million.
“We successfully attracted keywa.com, which agreed to be our main exhibitor. The company aims at setting up a procurement center in ASEAN and the region to look for resources. Its potential should not be overlooked,” Ting said.
Ting Young Kang added that the first MIIE is setting up 250 standard booths. It is expected that 40% of the exhibitors will be overseas enterprises. The regions will cover China, Japan and Arab countries such as Dubai.
"With eSports as one of the main industries to attract the youth, we believe that the first MIIE will attract at least 15,000 visitors," Ting added.
The MCCC President, Tan Yew Sing, mentioned that the first MIIE which will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center from 23-25 November encourages the birth of local, China, Asia and regional startup companies to jointly explore new opportunities.
Tan Yew Sing forecast that China has moved from the stereotypical “World’s Factory” and “Made in China” to “China's Intellectual Creation” and “Created in China”. This means that this ancient civilization will lead the world into another new era of “innovation and technology”, with its immense new knowledge-based talents and the scientific and technological foundation that has been rapidly established over the years. I would like to urge all Malaysian entrepreneurs not to miss this opportunity!
Witnessing the first MIIE, the Deputy Secretary-General of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Datuk Isham Ishak stated that MITI will fully support related activities in order to complement the government's policy of promoting economic and trade relations between Malaysia and China.
"Malaysia and China have established trust based on long standing economic and trade relations. Next, we will assist local SMEs to embrace the Industry 4.0 revolution. We need the technological support and assistance from China to create more global brands from Malaysia," Datuk Isham added.
The Deputy Director of the Guangdong Electronic Commerce Association (GDECA), Cheng Xiao, said that he would bring delegation from all parts of China to actively participate in the first MIIE.
“Malaysia has good resource so we also hope to discuss holding an e-commerce summit during the first MIIE to achieve greater results,” Cheng added.
250 standard booths
Apart from setting up 250 standard booths, the first MIIE event group is planning more interactive platforms, such as workshops, seminars, workshops, small display areas, and business matching to bring value-added benefits to exhibitors and visitors.
The first MIIE, a rare domestic incubator and large platform, is expected to attract potential start-ups and venture capitalists. Finding like-minded financing targets for start-ups, this will lead to pioneering, innovative and creative innovations or entrepreneurial activities.
Apart from aiming to grow together with startup companies and jointly creating business opportunities, the first MIIE also established several sub-themes. These include E-Commerce, Smart Farming, Industry 4.0, eSports, and Blockchain.
With the development of Alibaba's Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) located in Aeropolis, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), domestic e-commerce has become the focus of region and the world.
At present, the first MIIE has confirmed the attendance of China’s largest electronic trading platform for chemical products, keywa.com. According to statistics, keywa.com had RMB26 billion online transactions last year. Through the cooperation with the Guangdong Electronic Commerce Association (GDECA) and friendly associations in various parts of China, the first MIIE Recruitment Team is confident that there will be more e-commerce entrepreneurs from China and Asia.
With Malaysia's abundant resources in agriculture, mining, fishery, and forestry, the first MIIE hopes to inject more smart farming and bring cross-century projects of the new technology revolution to local agriculture. Intelligent agriculture emphasizes precision, mainly using modern information technology for cultivation, so as to achieve the purpose of resource integration and optimization of investment returns. Malaysia's unique climate has produced unique agricultural, mining, fishery and forestry harvest. The development of intelligent agricultural technology will not only help young people to re-invent the industries, but also create more new industries, such as wireless sensors, information-based intelligent monitoring systems, and Internet of Things technologies.
In line with the pace of development of the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), which is leading and coordinating the National Industry 4.0 policy, the first MIIE aims to increase the level of intelligence and awareness in the domestic manufacturing industry. The first MIIE will assist domestic and foreign SMEs to seize the opportunity to keep up with the trend and advance to intelligence in order to adapt to the future of international competition. As a newly industrialized country, the Big Data computing, artificial intelligence applications and the intelligent production mode proposed by the National Industry 4.0 are the main focus in the first session of MIIE. The first MIIE aims at attracting 3D printing, unmanned vehicles, virtual reality (VR), AlphaGo and the financial technology (FinTech) industry that the global financial companies are actively deploying.
The population of ASEAN reaches 620 million, and two-thirds of the population is below 35 years old. As the ASEAN economy gradually takes off, young people are brave enough to try new things and are happy to spend.
The Global Esports Market Report in 2017 pointed out that the global eSports market revenue reached USD700 million.
The first session of the MIIE realize the opportunity to invest in the use of electronic games to compete in sports—eSports—through the young ASEAN population.
Esports mainly aims at the electronic game competition to achieve the competitive level. Esports uses electronic devices (such as computers, game consoles, and arcades) as sports equipment, and operation emphasizes the intelligence and reaction between people.
Bitcoin, the hotly traded internet trading currency in recent years, kicked off the revolution in data blockchain for financial services. The first MIIE hopes to promote the interaction of multiple data blockchains with local financial services and manufacturing industries.
Data blockchain is essentially a decentralized database. It is a new application mode of computer technology such as distributed data storage, point-to-point transmission, consensus mechanism, and encryption algorithms.
In any case, the market is looking forward to the data blockchain technology. It is known to be able to transform the economics with new technologies such as big data, mobile internet, and cloud computing and has potential to trigger the core technology of the fifth industrial revolution after the steam engine, electricity, information and internet technologies.
The first session of MIIE is currently offering 250 standard booths for entrepreneurs who are interested in participating in this expo. Domestic and foreign start-ups, new entrepreneurs, and Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) wishing to make a transition, please call the MCCC Secretariat at 03-9223 1188 or email to email@example.com for more information. To register as exhibitors, please call C Event Organiser Sdn Bhd Recruitment Team at 012-2825004 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) Sabah Branch President, Datuk Frankie Liew said adopting the Industrialized Building System (IBS) in Sabah, especially for resorts and villas, could speed up construction and allow operators to start earning profits sooner.
In his visit to China recently, Liew was shown Vemas industrialized prefabricated house manufacturing system by Magic Integration in Dongguan City.
The company demonstrated how a villa was designed, manufactured and assembled in just 15 days. The assembly of the villa alone took only 1.5 days.
The technology could be applied to eco-resorts, washrooms, wooden houses, tree houses, houses on water, cultural buildings, commercial premises, and even residential homes.
Liew said the IBS system could greatly benefit businesses if implemented in Sabah.
“Sabah currently lacks resorts and this technology and product could meet the demand,” Liew added.
Liew was invited to visit Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Dongguan, Hong Kong and other parts of China recently where he met with the leaders from local chambers of commerce, entrepreneurs and even toured several manufacturing plants.
News from: Borneo Post Online (22nd March, 2018) http://www.theborneopost.com/2018/03/22/industrialized-building-system-can-speed-up-construction-time/
(Kota Kinabalu) The Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) Sabah Branch Chinese New Year open house was attended by government officials and the business community. Welcoming New Year is the best time to exchange ideas with the industries and prepare for the future.
"Although it is increasingly challenging to do business in the past few years and the competition is becoming more intense, crisis represents opportunity. The transformation of the market and the change of consumption patterns will also bring us completely different opportunity. If we grasp it, everyone will be able to create business opportunity," Datuk Liew Chun Tai, MCCC Sabah Branch President said.
Datuk Liew also promised that the branch will continue to promote various activities this year, including hosting more official and non-governmental business associations from China, organising various business matching and exchanges, and organising delegations to China for business visits. I hope that all MCCC members will respond positively to our various activities and let us welcome the arrival of the China era. He firmly believes that everyone has been working hard and will surely have a rich harvest in the future.
"Our Malaysian entrepreneurs emphasize credibility and keep their promises. In particular, Sabah has abundant resources. Together with the help of Liang Caide, Consul-General to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah will certainly be the best partner for China investors. So, we are optimistic that both parties will have more cooperation to achieve a win-win situation in the future," He added.
The Chinese New Year celebration is also to celebrate Datuk Liew‘s company moving to new building. He said that although it was just a simple ceremony and celebration, it marked a new milestone for the company.
"Everyone may come from different industries and fields, but the expectations and wishes of the New Year are the same. We also hope that everyone can maintain close contact and exchange important information from time to time so that our business can grow,” Datuk Liew said.
Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) held the 2018 Chinese New Year Celebration at The Federal Kuala Lumpur on 24 Feb (9th day of Chinese New Year). There were 40 seats, attracting 400 representatives from politics, economics, culture and education.
Tan Yew Sing, President of MCCC, expressed his gratitude for the support, cooperation and assistance rendered over the past year.
Tan pointed out that for the Chinese community, New Year reflects the rhythm of the peasants' lives. Such tradition lasted for 3,000 years in China and Asia.
With the development of science and technology, a lot of new technologies have been deeply integrated into life nowadays and thus giving birth to the countless new ways of celebrating Chinese New Year.
Especially in the era of mobile Internet and young people who are accustomed to "mobile" lifestyle. Shopping, entertainment, travel, social networking, red packet as well as blind dates can all be done with one click.
In the era of high competition and intelligence focusing on artificial intelligence (AI), shared economy, e-commerce and the "Internet+" strategic industries, our country must strongly consider leveraging technology to promote traditional industries, and to drive development with innovation.
“The expansion of the world's population has aggravated human consumption of the earth's resources. Modern agriculture has been developing towards the direction of knowledge intensive and high efficiency,” Tan said.
A good example is the Malaysian Rubber Board. Under the leadership of Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong, the Malaysian Rubber Board is actively conducting innovative research with high value-added benefits, to foster high quality, high yield, high disease-resistance, and shorter maturity varieties of rubber trees. This innovation of science and technology promoted by the government would help small rubber plantation owners to carry out systematic management, and in turn improving the yield of rubber harvest.
China's Excellent Agricultural Technology to Take Root in ASEAN
Looking forward to the future, with the increasingly close cooperation between China and ASEAN, more and more China agricultural enterprises would make their foray into ASEAN countries.
It can be predicted that more and more China technology "genes" would be injected into the exceptional ASEAN products of high quality and low cost, so that China's excellent agricultural technology would take root and bear fruit on the ASEAN soil.
Malaysia is richly endowed by nature and hence rich in natural resources. The government and the business community should tap into the current favorable China-Malaysia economic and trade relations as the basis, with technological innovation as the goal, accept and learn the accumulated technological achievements of China with an open attitude, in order to better foster and enhance our various traditional industries.
Strengthen Tourist Facilities
Tan added that we also see that taking holidays is a popular way for the Chinese in celebrating the traditional Spring Festival. According to the "2018 Spring Festival Outbound Travel Trend Forecast Report" jointly issued by the China Tourism Research Institute and Ctrip Tourism, it was estimated that the number of outbound tourists would reach 6.5 million this Spring Festival holiday, the largest in history.
Fortunately, in order to cater for a large number of China tourists during the Chinese New Year, the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia had issued 200 temporary tour guide licenses, and 2,200 China tour guides are ready to receive these China tourists.
The Malaysia Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) estimated that this year's Chinese New Year would usher in 250,000 China tourists, increasing from about 200,000 last year.
According to the data of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, China's outbound tourists account for 1/5 of the world's total consumption, which is two times the consumption of tourists from the United States, and the figure is expected to rise.
As a popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia, Malaysia should strengthen both soft and hardware facilities, such as Chinese language signage, Mandarin-speaking tour guides, including introducing innovation of science and technology such as mobile phone payment system, in order to stand out among popular tourism destinations in neighbouring countries or around the world, so to continue to win the heart of China tourists.
In any case, the outbound of China tourists during the Spring Festival holiday brings abundance of business opportunities, while promoting greater exchanges and interaction between Chinese and foreigners, contributing to promoting "people-to-people connectivity." The people of Malaysia and China should take advantage of this opportunity to get to know each other and continue the spirit of the friendly relations between the two countries.
MCEC 2018 in Nanjing, MIIE First Held in November
Tan also announced that in response to the high-intelligence trend, the MCCC is in full swing preparing for the first Malaysia International Inno-Tech Expo (MIIE) in November this year at the capital city landmark Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. The purpose of this expo is to promote the economic development of our country with the scientific and technological innovation as its theme and to create the ideal ecological environment for small and medium-sized enterprises, especially young entrepreneurs, in starting business.
The annual major event of MCCC, the Malaysia-China Entrepreneur Conference (MCEC) had received overwhelming response in 2017 and gain high attention from China. This year, we are proud to announce that we have secured the recognition and confirmation of Jiangsu Department of Commerce to bring this year's conference from Malaysia to Nanjing in Jiangsu Province. Again, this year, MCEC will continue to focus on quality instead of quantity, and to this end, we would like to call on local entrepreneurs with strong ambition and clear understanding of economy and trade between Malaysia and China to join us in this conference, in order to create more specific business opportunities and achieve an even fruitful outcome.
The Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC), YB Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong, said that as the European Union refused to import palm oil, Malaysia should find another way, such as targeting the China market. As China is the second largest importer of palm oil and related products in the country. Last year, the imported products had a total of HKD9,420 million, a 6% increase from RM8,850 million in 2016.
"This is very important to our country because when we face a crisis, a good friend (China) stands up and speaks. This signifies the relation between Malaysia and China is getting better," Mah said.
Mah expressed his gratitude to H.E. Bai Tian, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Malaysia who visited the department for the first time at the press briefing by mentioning that China sets no restrictions on the import of Malaysian palm oil and that no relevant laws restrict it.
Mah added to encourage China to invest in Malaysia, especially the palm oil, industries and commodities, because China has a huge consumer market.
On rubber, Mah said that China imported Malaysian rubber products and related products worth about RM8.1 billion last year, a 70% increase or nearly RM4 billion compared with RM4.8 billion in 2016.
"The world's best biomass energy industrial technology is in China. At present, Malaysia’s most potential industry is biomass industry. Our country has a large number of palm oil, we hope that China investors will invest together with local entrepreneurs in this potential industry and the rubber industry," Mah added.
Not Compromising EU Discrimination
“Although Malaysia is a trading country, Malaysia needs to maintain good relations with other countries in the world. However, it will not compromise on discrimination against palm oil in some countries,” Mah said.
"The EU is Malaysia’s largest importer of palm oil and related products with an average annual import value of RM11 billion in palm oil and related products in Malaysia, which is a huge sum because Malaysia exports 2 million tons of palm oil every year to Europe, of which 30 % of the oil used for biodiesel purpose. Therefore, the relevant resolution will have an impact on Malaysia, the world's second largest palm oil producer, and also had an impact on Thailand, the largest producer, and Thailand, the third largest producer.
The European Parliament passed the ban on imports of palm oil into the region on January 2021 to prevent deforestation. After voting to exclude palm oil derived biofuels from the EU's renewable energy sources, the European Commission and the European Council need to agree with it. The relevant process will take several months. Mah said that the production of other vegetable oils like soya bean oil, sunflower oil and rapeseed oil contribute to deforestation too. However, they can be used until 2030, which is unfair with the refusal of palm oil in 2021.
Mah added that the EU, comprised of 28 countries, passed the resolution after the parliament passed the individual consent of 28 countries.
“Before the Chinese New Year, I visited the governments of the six largest EU countries and five of them do not agree with this bill," Mah said.
"They (28 countries) will meet in few months and I am confident that they (the 5 countries) will not agree with the decision," Mah added.
“This is the first Spring Festival I spent in Malaysia, the festive decorations, dragon dance, lion dance, prosperity toss (Yee Sang) and toasting (Yum Sheng) are everywhere. The peaceful festive atmosphere left a deep impression on me as if I was celebrating back at my hometown,” Chen Chen, Minister Counselor of the Embassy of China in Malaysia said.
In addition, Chen believed that in the era of globalization, some European countries adopted the closed-door policy. He described the move as going against the trend.
The world economy is disrupted a little. Some powerful and wealthy countries have taken the closed-door policy approach in this era of globalization. Some did not want to stay in the alliance. This is actually going against the trend of the world.
Chen reiterated that China will always welcome Malaysian products. The embassy of China will strengthen the co-operation between the two governments, departments and businesses to bring in palm oil, durian, bird's nest and other agricultural products into the China market.
Chen pointed out that China welcomes Malaysian businessmen and products entering the China market and hopes to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with Malaysia at all levels so as to create more points of interests and cooperation for growth and shared opportunities for development to achieve results that truly benefit both countries’ citizens.
Chen said that China has made some economic achievements with the support of the overseas Chinese and some savings after 40 years of reformation and its open door policy.
“Therefore, we come up with the ‘Belt and Road initiative' as we hope to share our successful experience with the rest of the world. We hope that with the progress of China, we can move towards a steady development of the world economy,” Chen said.
Chen said that China's GDP for last year exceeded USD12 trillion (about RM47 trillion), ranking second in the world with a growth rate of 6.9%. Its economic structure has been continuously optimised and the quality of its development has steadily risen.
Strong Dissatisfaction over the Malicious Discredit and Slander against Robert Kuok Hock Nien
By MCCC President, Mr Tan Yew Sing
27 February 2018
Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) made the following statements on the allegations claiming that Robert Kuok Hock Nien was funding the Democratic Action Party (DAP) to overthrow the government.
1. The false allegations made by the blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin in his news portal ‘Malaysia Today’ include "Malaysian Insight Funder Fingered" and "Robert Kuok Wants Chinese Rule in Malaysia" - both of which were published last Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - and "Robert Kuok's Last Chance at Changing the Government" published on Friday, 23 February 2018. The false accusations of the article triggered more than politicization and racism, but a frivolous accusation of innocence. As we all know, Raja Petra is in exile in the United Kingdom. This controversial figure and the "Malaysia Today" founded by him often make reproachful remarks so as to attract the public's attention. The MCCC expressed its strong dissatisfaction over the malicious discredit and slander against Robert Kuok Hock Nien. We call on the rumor activist to make his case known to the public as soon as possible and hope that politicians will cease all provocations that undermine racial harmony.
2. Robert Kuok Hock Nien’s life is legendary with his commercial fortune and demeanor. The domestic and foreign successful entrepreneurs were inspired by him. He is even more of a contributor and plays a pivotal role to the economic and trade exchanges between Malaysia and China. Therefore, he is highly respected by the China leaders and has been invited as the VIP for many occasions. He also maintains good and harmonious relations with several prime ministers and government officials in our country. It can be said that he is much respected and his esteemed status has surpassed race, political parties as well as national boundaries. What is even more commendable is that his recent publication of his memoir. It is a summation of the wisdom and experience of his life experiences and opportunities. He hopes to inspire more young people.
3. Malaysia has been independent for 60 years now and is a young country that still needs to build a multifaceted society. Therefore, Robert Kuok Hock Nien’s good policy of building a nation for our country is not only a manifestation of his patriotism, but even represents the aspiration of most people. That is, he hopes that this blessed country will continue to develop in a diversified and inter-ethnic direction. Robert Kuok Hock Nien, who surpassed the myth of the race, was discredited, is an expected incident. I believe there are more rational citizens who can see the truth and not blinded by rumours.
Robert Kuok Hock Nien is currently a senior citizen. In this phase of his later years of life, he still persists in caring for Malaysia. His spirit is absolutely commendable. In his memoir, he made his heartfelt remarks to the young people in this country. As the Chinese saying goes, “Good advice jars on the ear yet it is beneficial in guiding one's behavior”.
If our country can put aside its racial prejudice and actively learn and seek advice from Robert Kuok Hock Nien, we will truly gain the essence and inspiration from his memoir. That will be our country’s blessing!
KUALA LUMPUR: The increasingly close cooperation between China and Asean will spur more Chinese agricultural enterprises to make their foray into the region moving forward.
Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) president Tan Yew Sing said that more Chinese technology “genes” would be injected into Asean products, allowing “China’s excellent agricultural technology to take root and bear fruit on Asean soil.”
He called on the Government and the business community to tap the current China-Malaysia bilateral trade relations to enhance the various traditional industries with technological innovation as a goal.
“The growth of the world’s population has aggravated the human consumption of earth’s resources.
“Modern agriculture has become knowledge intensive and highly efficient,” he said at the MCCC Lunar New Year Celebration 2018 here yesterday.
Also present was Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong.
Tan also lauded efforts by the Malaysian Rubber Board, which has actively conducted innovative research with high value-added benefits to foster high quality, high yield and disease-resistance varieties, as well as to produce rubber tree varieties with shorter maturity periods.
He said this innovation would help small rubber plantation owners to carry out systematic management and in turn improve the yield of the commodity.
Meanwhile, Tan said that the Malaysia Inbound Tourism Association had estimated that this year’s Chinese New Year holiday would usher in 250,000 Chinese tourists, an increase from about 200,000 tourists last year.
According to data from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, China’s outbound tourists account for a fifth of the world’s total tourism spending.
They also account for twice that of those from the United States.
“As a popular tourist destination in South-East Asia, Malaysia should strengthen its infrastructure, such as Chinese language signages and Chinese-speaking tour guides, alongside introducing innovations in science and technology such as a mobile phone payment system,” Tan said.
This, he said, was crucial to stand out among popular tourism destinations in neighbouring countries or around the world, and continue to attract Chinese tourists.
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