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World breathed a collective sigh of relief that China-US trade war has been averted in Osaka with the hope that it will herald a new international order based not on confrontation but on co-operation

The world was focussed on the meeting between President Xi Jinping of China and President of United States at the G20 meeting in Osaka yesterday and breathed a collective sigh of relief that the China-United States trade war had been averted

No one knows for how long the multibillion-dollar tariff war between the two nations could be averted, but the world hopes that the temporary ceasefire would give the negotiators of both countries another chance to forge a permanent accord governing the vast flow of goods and services between the world’s two largest economies and herald a new international order based not on confrontation but on co-operation.

This was the predominant view of the Chinese scientists, academicians and IT professionals whom the DAP delegation met on a week-long fact-finding visit to Hunan and Jiangxi.

Fairly unanimous of the view that the escalating trade dispute between the United States and China is detrimental to both countries and the rest of the world, they nonetheless have the confidence and took the moral high ground that in the long run, China would not be the loser should be the trade war eventuate.
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Call on President Trump to abandon his “bully tactics”, end the US-China trade war and co-operate with Beijing to secure a “win-win” solution for 5G development of the world

I call on the US President Trump to abandon his “bully tactics”, end the US-China trade war and co-operate with Beijing to secure a “win-win” solution for the 5G development of the world.

Fifty years ago in 1969, the United States won the 14-year-old space race with the Soviet Union since the first successful launch of the first Soviet Union Sputnik artificial satellite in 1955 by landing the first humans on the Moon with Apollo 11.

Today, the United States is virtually conceding defeat in the race for technological supremacy with China when US President Trump exercised the “nuclear option” and added Huawei and 68 of its non-US affiliates to a blacklist, officially called the Entity List, on May 16 restricting the Shenzen-based company’s ability to purchase hardware, software and services from its American hi-tech suppliers without approval from the US government.

This marked a tech cold war and it could slow down or dramatically alter the rollout of the 5G technology and infrastructure likely to define the future of the Internet for the next decade and intertwine factories, power plants, airports, hospitals and government agencies. Read the rest of this entry »

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Congratulations to China on the 40th anniversary of China’s Reforms which led the world in lifting more than 700 million people out of poverty

The visit of the DAP delegation is most significant as it coincides with the 40th anniversary of China’s Reform and Opening Up to the world.

Let me congratulate China on the 40th anniversary of China’s Reform, as during this period, China led the world in lifting more than 700 million people out of poverty.

Over the past 40 years, China has recorded an average annual GDP growth rate of around 9.5 percent, fostered a middle-income population of 400 million and lifted more than 700 million Chinese people out of poverty, accounting for more than 70 percent of the global total.

This is a most impressive world record.

China is no more the “Sick Man of Asia” but is respected by the world as a first-class nation in many fields of human endeavour.

Malaysia has also launched its Reform programme, which we called the building of a New Malaysia, since the great and historic decision seven months ago when the country changed the Federal Government in six decades during the 14th General Election to shift the country away from the trajectory of a sham democracy, kakistocracy, a failed state and global kleptocracy to a world top-class nation and a tiger economy which is united, harmonious, democratic, just, progressive and prosperous which upholds the rule of law and good governance.

I hope that the re-set of Malaysian nation-building directions and policies can still be on course in next few decades, and that the Malaysian nation can celebrate the 40th anniversary of its reform programme to build a New Malaysia, which will be in 2058!

(Speech by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang at the reception given by the Shandong Provincial People’s Government to the DAP delegation to Shandong, China held at the Shandung Hotel, Ji Nam on Tuesday, 18th December 2018 at 7 pm)

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Hope that the US-China trade war will end at the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Argentina at the end of November

All over world, events are developing at unprecedented speed and it is important that Malaysians, if they are to succeed in the building of a New Malaysia which is a world top-class nation, keep abreast or even ahead of these developments.

China, for instance, led the world when China’s state news agency Xinhua this week introduced the newest members of its newsroom – AI (artificial intelligence) news anchors who will report “tirelessly” all day every day, from anywhere in the country.
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DAP and Pakatan Harapan in full support of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), but make it an all-win formula and it might even contest the “Clash of Civilisation” theory and lead to One Universal Civilisation for mankind

The Third Academic Forum on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (RBI) today cannot be more timely, held six months after the historic peaceful and democratic first transition of power in Malaysia after six decades to reset nation building policies to create a New Malaysia.

In this New Malaysia, academic forums and the civil society have an active and important role to play in Malaysia’s robust and vibrant democracy, which is open and receptive of diverse views about the future of Malaysia and the world, where dissent is not regarded as an act of disloyalty or anti-national expression which must be met with detention without trial or repressive authority of the state.

When the change of government in Putrajaya first took place six months ago, there were concerns about the China policy of Pakatan Harapan Government. Read the rest of this entry »


A Pakatan Harapan Federal Government will uphold the best Malaysia-China relations in the best interests of both countries and will not undermine the good ties between both countries

With the 14th General Election to be held on May 9, 2018 in less than three weeks’ time, lies, fake news and false propanganda have increased by leaps and bounds, fully justifying the warning of critics of the Anti-Fake News Act inside and outside the country that the new law would not be used to combat lies and fake news but was a new censorship to protect the UMNO/BN leaders from exposes of corruption like the 1MDB international money-laundering scandal.

One such lies, fake news and false propaganda is that a Pakatan Harapan Federal Government in Putrajaya will destroy Malaysia-China relations, when DAP had called for the diplomatic recognition of China in the sixties and the normalization of Malaysia-China ties in the seventies long before these events took place. Read the rest of this entry »

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China’s Growing Economic Crisis

By William Pesek
Aug 30, 2012

Policy makers around the world have long envied China’s ability to get big things done. A huge 4 trillion-yuan ($630 billion) stimulus plan as the global economy cratered in 2008? No problem. Marshaling banks to lend trillions more? Check. Enacting sweeping regulatory changes at a moment’s notice? You bet.

Ahhh, the good old days. Now, a once-in-a-decade leadership shift is getting in the way of the stimulus-happy policies to which investors became accustomed. The nimbleness that helped China steer around the worst of the global crisis is confronting political paralysis of the kind more often seen in Japan, Europe and the U.S. The upshot is that China’s 7.6 percent growth rate may fall more in the next 12 months than anyone expects. Read the rest of this entry »


‘Hometowns’ battle to claim their celebrities

By Hu Yongqi and Hu Yinan
2011-06-07 | China Daily

Cashing in by claiming a star as one of their own can boost tourism revenue and give regions bragging rights, report Hu Yongqi and Hu Yinan in Beijing.

As Li Na ended her campaign in France to become Asia’s first Grand Slam singles winner, another battle commenced at home.

Li Yanping, the new champion’s mother, was on a trip to her uncle’s native county of Xinhua in Hunan province on Saturday when the final began in Paris.

When she arrived, reporters, tennis fans and local officials were waiting.

National television repeatedly showed scenes of cheering crowds around Li Yanping with red banners proclaiming, “Come on, sister Na, a good daughter of Xinhua”.

A daughter of Xinhua? There’s certainly a family connection, but Li Na was born and raised in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province. People there felt that their thunder had been stolen. Read the rest of this entry »

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