Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah (right) shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi after a joint press conference at the foreign ministry in Putrajaya on July 12. Photo: AFP/Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah (right) shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi after a joint press conference at the foreign ministry in Putrajaya on July 12. Photo: AFP/Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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Letters | Malaysia’s China pivot may make it richer – but also more vulnerable

  • Trapped between a rock and a hard place, Kuala Lumpur needs China’s market, trade and resources to shore up its stagnating economy but also faces an increased security vulnerability as a result

Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah (right) shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi after a joint press conference at the foreign ministry in Putrajaya on July 12. Photo: AFP/Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah (right) shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi after a joint press conference at the foreign ministry in Putrajaya on July 12. Photo: AFP/Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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