As we bid farewell to 2019, MCBC (Malaysia-China Business Council) is pleased to reflect on our achievements for that eventful year. The Malaysia China Belt & Road Economic Cooperation Forum organized by MCBC in Kuala Lumpur had attracted 750 participants with 25 speakers covering a good range of topics of interest to Malaysian and Chinese audience. To widen the scope of the council, we had established five sub committees covering Tourism & Culture, Cross-border e-Commerce, Research & Academic Exchange, IR 4.0 and Cultural Industry in meeting the vision of a more encompassing entity.
As we embark into a new decade, we anticipate a more challenging era for the world economies in general. For MCBC, we will continue our level best to enhance the trade and investment between Malaysia and China in all aspects. We expect the few initiatives that we were pursuing in the past to bear fruit in the coming year. To begin with, our collaboration with Henan Province Government in setting up a Malaysian Centre in Zhengzhou of Henan should begin operation at the first quarter of 2020. As the centre of transportation hub of China, this will boost the trade between the two nations. The ICDPASO (International Commercial Dispute Prevention And Settlement Organization) will take off soon to facilitate investments of countries in the region as an alternative to other international dispute organizations. MCBC will also be forwarding a proposal paper on the “Kuala Lumpur – Zhengzhou Twin Aeropolis Hub” to the government soon in an effort to facilitate movement of perishable goods such as frozen durians, pineapples to Zhengzhou in the fastest way possible following the recent success of the inaugural exportation of these products to Zhengzhou that was well received.
The journey ahead will be more challenging for us and I must thank all our supporters and well wishers for their unwavering support in achieving the common goal of enhancing the trade and investment as well strengthening the bilateral tie between Malaysia and PR China.
YB Tan Kok Wai
Chairman, Malaysia-China Business Council