15 April 2016
Press release from MCA Publicity Bureau
MCA President’s meeting with China’s Minister of International Department: Malaysia-China cooperation yields results
(KUALA LUMPUR, 13 Apr): MCA President Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai had received a delegation from the People’s Republic of China led by Minister of International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC) Mr Song Tao on the evening of 13 April 2016.
Speaking at the meeting, Liow said that the strong Malaysia-China cooperation is beginning to bear fruits through the concrete efforts shown by both parties.
In that respect, he expressed his hopes that bilateral relations between both countries will continue to deepen, thus allowing MCA to help mobilise development in Malaysia.
“MCA fully supports the One Belt One Road Initiative (OBOR), and hopes that our bilateral ties can be strengthened through inter-party partnerships and exchanges,” Liow added.
CPC praises MCA’s efforts in establishing good bilateral ties
Song Tao also praised MCA, saying that the current bilateral relationship is flourishing, whereby both sides are growing close each day due to OBOR.
“The Communist Party of China praises MCA’s efforts in promoting good bilateral ties, and will continue to enhance the exchange of experiences between party officials at all levels so as to realise the ideal vision of working together as one,” Song Tao said.
The guests-of-honour on MCA’s side during the meeting included Vice-Presidents Dato’ Lee Chee Leong, Dato’ Dr Hou Kok Chung and Wanita MCA national Chairman Datuk Heng Seai Kie, as well as Treasurer-General Tan Sri Kuan Peng Soon, Deputy Secretary-General Datuk Wee Jeck Seng, Deputy Treasurer-General Dato’ Sri Chuah Poh Khiang, MCA HQ Presidential Office Chief of Staff Dato’ Yu Chok Tow and MCA HQ Chief Administrative Director Lim Chin Hai.
Whereas the CPC was represented by China’s Ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang, Deputy Director-General of IDCPC Rao Huihua, the Chancellor of General Office IDCPC Peng Xiubin, Third Secretary of the Bureau of IDCPC Hu Xiaodong, and Third Secretary from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China Yang Yunjiao.
Prior to this, MCA had also inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the CPC in 2014, as well as deliberated on high-level interactions, exchanges, internal trainings, collaboration platforms and many other issues so as to further enhance inter-party and bilateral partnerships.
Following the signing of the MoU, both parties have actively co-organised a series of activities, including the OBOR Malaysia-China Business Dialogue held in Beijing, whereby MCA had led a delegation of Malaysian Chinese corporations to explore business opportunities with corporations in China. Moreover, MCA also sends it political cadres to attend training seminars at the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP) in Shanghai.
MCA President Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai with Minister of IDCPC Song Tao
MCA Central Committee leaders engaging in discussion with the delegation from China to exchange views on collaborative programs.
Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai presenting a souvenir to Mr Song Tao (right).
-MCA Publicity Bureau-