Malaysian Leader Intensifies Cooperation with China, Attacking the WestPosted: November 4, 2016
In its report on Malaysian Priminister Razak Najib’s China visit, SCMP says that the two nations signed 14 deals worth US$34.25 billion on November 1 and vowed to boost defence, economic and trade cooperation.
Najib even published an article on China’s official China Daily that implicitly attacked the West, stating that larger countries should treat smaller countries fairly and former colonial powers should not lecture nations they once exploited on their internal affairs.
Regarding South China Sea dispute, Najib says in his article, “When it comes to the South China Sea, we firmly believe that overlapping territorial and maritime disputes should be managed calmly and rationally through dialogue, in accordance with the rule of law and peaceful negotiations”.
The US began its pivot to Asia to contain China due to its assumption that China will bully its neighbors and force its terms on its neighbors. Both Philippine President Duterte’s and Malaysian Prime Minister’s China visits have proved the contrary. China wants win-win cooperation instead using its military strength to bully others.
There will be prevailing peace and cooperation in Southeast Asia except military provocation by the US now.
Comment by Chan Kai Yee on SCMP’s report titled “Xi Jinping seeks ‘cooperation’ as Razak Najib takes swipe at West”, full text of which can be found at http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2042773/xi-jinping-seeks-cooperation-razak-najib-takes-swipe