President Xi Jinping will meet Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad for a dinner banquet. Photo: AFP

‘We like rich partners’: Malaysia’s Mahathir heads to China for fence-mending trip

Visits to Alibaba, Geely and drone maker DJI are on the cards as the Malaysian leader attempts to soothe Chinese concerns over the US$20 billion worth of Beijing-linked deals suspended since he came to power

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President Xi Jinping will meet Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad for a dinner banquet. Photo: AFP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.