Ambassador Ouyang Yujing Publishes an Article in Malaysian Media
2023-04-24 10:24

On April 24, 2023, Malaysian media published an article by Ouyang Yujing, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Malaysia, entitled “China-Malaysia Relations: Sailing towards a Bright Shared Future”. The full text is as follows.

Spring is the season of hope and joy when everything bursts into life. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's official visit to China ended with a great success when his plane departed from Beijing Capital International Airport in this early spring.  

This is a historic visit with a number of firsts. It is the first-time meeting between leaders of China and Malaysia both have just finished their respective new-term government formation. Prime Minister Anwar is among the first group of foreign dignitaries received by Chinas new-term government. This is also Prime Minister Anwars first official visit to China since taking office.

President Xi Jinping met with Prime Minister Anwar on the afternoon of 31st March at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing where two leaders reached a consensus on jointly building the China-Malaysia community with a shared future. It is the most important political achievement of the visit.

Building the China-Malaysia community with a shared future is the continuity of the millennium-old friendship between China and Malaysia. President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Anwar both recalled the history of Admiral Zheng He (Cheng Ho)s seven voyages to the Western Oceandating back to 600 years ago, five of which include visits to Melaka. Prime Minister Anwar also spoke about the Bukit Cinaand Chinese mosques in Melaka, and commented The significance of Admiral Zheng He's voyages has gone far beyond that of economic exchanges. It is the communication of cultures and convergence of civilizations."

The vision of building the China-Malaysia community with a shared future bears the same spirit as the core of the convergence of two civilizations. President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Anwar exchanged their understandings on philosophical issues, worldviews, social values and world civilizations etc. Prime Minister Anwar smiled with agreement when hearing President Xi Jinping quote the famous Confucius saying of Zheng Zhe Zheng Ye (To govern means to rectify)in their talk. The warm talk and spiritual resonance between the two leaders impressed all at present.

Building the China-Malaysia community with a shared future is a vivid reflection of the win-win cooperation between our two countries. During this visit, Premier Li Qiang and Prime Minister Anwar jointly witnessed the signing of a serials of cooperation documents between the two countries covering areas of economy and trade, agriculture and customs service etc. Three hundred members of Prime Minister Anwars delegation are Malaysian entrepreneurs who have followed Prime Minister Anwar all the way to Beijing to contribute their bits in boosting the economy. A thousand business leaders from both countries gathered together to exchange views and share wisdom, working hard to jointly promote the development of China-Malaysia relations. Nineteen business Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) have been signed as a fruitful outcome of this visit, the total value of which amounted to RM 170 billion, hitting a new record high in history.

Building the China-Malaysia community with a shared future adds new footnotes to China-Malaysia weathering-through-thick-and-thinbrotherhood. Prime Minster Anwar clearly told Premier Li Qiang that Malaysia and China are friends sharing weal and woe together. Malaysians of all walks of life are committed to strengthening friendship with China. The Unity Government takes further developing friendly relations with China as its priority task.Both Premier Li Qiang and Prime Minister Anwar called for strengthening unity and cooperation to jointly cope with risks and challenges at the Boao Forum, which is clearly adding of certainty to world peace and development.