A media centre’s screen shows Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad delivering a speech at the opening ceremony for the second Belt and Road Forum, next to a replica of a Chinese high-speed train, in Beijing on Friday. Photo: Reuters

Malaysia’s Mahathir backs China’s belt and road but insists on open trade routes

  • The leader has turned from vocal critic to firm supporter of Beijing’s grand plan after a rejigged rail link deal
Topic |   Belt and Road: 2019 Forum

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A media centre’s screen shows Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad delivering a speech at the opening ceremony for the second Belt and Road Forum, next to a replica of a Chinese high-speed train, in Beijing on Friday. Photo: Reuters
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