Chinese President Xi Jinping and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad forged strong ties during a Beijing summit last year that remain today, according to Malaysia’s trade minister Darell Leiking. Photo: Xinhua

Xi and Mahathir have a ‘very special understanding’, Malaysia’s trade minister says

  • Darell Leiking says doubts about ties between Beijing and Kuala Lumpur would dissipate if naysayers knew what the leaders discussed last year
  • The accord, he says, stands in sharp contrast to resurgent speculation about a diplomatic chill over stalled Chinese-backed projects in Malaysia
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad forged strong ties during a Beijing summit last year that remain today, according to Malaysia’s trade minister Darell Leiking. Photo: Xinhua
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