Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (left) talks to President Xi Jinping at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila last November. Photo: AP Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (left) talks to President Xi Jinping at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila last November. Photo: AP
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (left) talks to President Xi Jinping at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila last November. Photo: AP

Malaysian PM hopes to improve image with China trip, analysts say

Shunned by Western leaders over a financial scandal, Najib Razak wants to show he is still taken seriously by a major power

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (left) talks to President Xi Jinping at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila last November. Photo: AP Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (left) talks to President Xi Jinping at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila last November. Photo: AP
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (left) talks to President Xi Jinping at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila last November. Photo: AP
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