Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak (third left) looks at models of the East Coast Rail Link in 2017 - the project was later scrapped by his successor Mahathir Mohamad because the US$20 billion cost of the deal was too much for the country to bear. Photo: AP
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SCMP Editorial

Pragmatism key to success for all sides on belt and road projects

  • China has the means to make the infrastructure plans of other countries happen, but as the case of Malaysia’s high-speed railway has shown, there is need for Beijing to be aware of public concern and sensitivities

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Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak (third left) looks at models of the East Coast Rail Link in 2017 - the project was later scrapped by his successor Mahathir Mohamad because the US$20 billion cost of the deal was too much for the country to bear. Photo: AP
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