(Kuala Lumpur): Due to the outbreak of coronavirus (2019 - nCoV) and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global health emergency yesterday, the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) announced with regret that they would cancel the Lunar New Year Celebration that will be held on Sunday February 2, 2020. The President of MCCC Datuk Tan Yew Sing said that over the years, MCCC has organized Lunar New Year celebration to invite members and entrepreneurs from home and abroad to join and celebrate the festival together. However, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, MCCC resolved to cancel the Lunar New Year celebration which originally scheduled to be held on Sunday February 2 at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall.
“China is at a challenging moment now, as a show of concern and support, MCCC has purchased 10,000 medical gloves to send to the epidemic areas”, Tan said.
Tan added that like what academician Zhong Nanshan, leader of the high- level expert group of the National Health Commission of China said “early detection and isolation are the most primitive and effective methods to prevent and control the epidemic situation”. Tan believed that with the highest concern of WHO and the stringent safety measures of the governments of Malaysia and China, the epidemic situation will be under control.
MCCC is organizing a Business Conversational Mandarin Program for those who intend to use Mandarin in the workplace or travel for business in China. As China is now the world’s fastest growing economy, the ability to speak Mandarin would be a useful skill to have.
This course covers vocabulary, grammar, dialogue and culture notes. The most different part is that the course is designed for professionals who want to build, grow, and maintain relationships with Chinese business partners, either individuals or corporations.
Knowing Chinese is a privilege today as Chinese is one of the most widely- spoken language in the world.
What are you waiting for? Click this link to know more about the course. https://forms.gle/VWVJDtcwMsTiBG2C8
MCCC invited you and your partners, your co-workers, your employees, your friends and whoever you know in the related fields, to join our "SME Challenge & Digital Accounting" talk. Please register to secure your seat
Warmest greetings from the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC).
We cordially invite interested party to attend the Official Launching of The 9th Malaysia-China Entrepreneurs Conference (MCEC 2019) cum The 1st Malaysia-China Young Entrepreneurs Conference (MCYEC 2019) which will be held on 12 June 2019 (Wednesday).
Warmest greetings from the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC).
We are pleased to inform that MCCC is organizing the forum “PM’s Post Visit to China: Achievements & Prospects” to comprehend the likely causatum to Malaysia. INTI Foundation will be the co-organiser of the forum.
Details are as follows :
Guest of Honour
Y.B. Puan Teresa Kok Suh Sim, Minister of Primary Industries Malaysia
16th May 2019 (Thursday)
10.00am-1.00pm (Registration : 10am)
Tan Yew Sing Auditorium, Level 3, INTI International College Subang No.3, Jalan SS15/8, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
*Free admission. Firstcome, first served.
We sincerely invite you and your industry partners to attend this forum. Kindly click https://forms.gle/Epj8umqmQanE4N4E9 for online registration before 14th May 2019 (Tuesday), 12pm.
Should you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Vice Executive Secretary Mr Eddie Chin at 03-9223 1188 or email to email@example.com.
Warmest greetings from the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC).
We sincerely invite you and your friends to attend the Forum “PM Revisit China: Expectation and Opportunities” Details are as follows: Date : 16th April, 2019 (Tuesday) Time : 2 pm to 5 pm（Please arrive at 1.30pm for registration） Venue : Bilik Seminar , Level 1, Menara MITI,No. 7, Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dress Code : Formal ** Free admission, light refreshment will be served ** Medium language: English
Keynote speaker: YB Dr.Ong Kian Ming,Deputy Minister,Ministry of International Trade and Industry Academic Speaker: Dr Ngeow Chow Bing, Director, Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya
Panel Discussion with Q&A Panelists: 1. Dato’Abdul Majid Ahmad Khan,President of Malaysia-China Friendship Association & Former Malaysian Ambassador to China 2. Dato’ Joseph Lim Heng Ee,Vice President of MCCC and Founder & CEO of INSIGHT Think Tank 3. Dato’ Azman Shah Mohd Yusof,Chief Executive Officer of Northport (Malaysia) Bhd 4. Yee Wing Peng,Country Managing Partner,Deloitte Malaysia Moderator: Sean Lee Koh Yung, National Council Member of MCCC&President of Malaysian Financial Planners and Advisers Association
We are pleased to inform that Mr. Chen Yuehua, Deputy Director General of Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province will lead delegation to Malaysia to organize the 11th China Processing Trade Products Fair Malaysia Roadshow to strengthen the socio-cultural and economic ties between China (Guangdong) and Malaysia, introduce the Fair as well as the investment environment and opportunities of Guangdong.
Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) is honoured to be invited as the co-organizer to the event.
4th March 2019
Junior Ballroom, Intercontinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur 165, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur,
* Free admission, light refreshment will be served. First-come, first-served basis.
The 11th China Processing Trade Products Fair (hereinafter the “11th CPTPF”) will be hosted by Ministry of Commerce, PRC, the State Intellectual Property Office (“SIPO”), PRC and The People’s Government of Guangdong Province, PRC on April 18 til 21, 2019 (Thursday to Sunday) in Guangdong Modern International Exhibition Center. The fair will open to professional visitors and buyers only on the first two days and to the public on the last two days. The purpose and orientation are: 1) Function orientation: The platform for promoting gradient transfer of China’s processing trade and international exchange on capacity cooperation in the new era, the platform for displaying the latest achievements in processing trade innovation and integrated development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and the market platform for integrated development of domestic and foreign trade. 2) Market orientation: Focusing on trade enterprises and other export-oriented enterprises in China to create an international, professional and market-based exhibition of commerce, technology and business opportunities.
The 11th CPTPF will feature one themed exhibition and six professional exhibitions (“one plus six” mode) across a total display area of 50,000 square meters.The themed exhibition consists of three parts: a) Processing Trade Gradient Transfer Business Opportunities Exhibition. Representatives of major national destinations for processing trade gradient transfer and destinations for industrial transfer in the eastern, western and north parts of Guangdong will be invited to promote their business opportunities. This will help steer the gradient transfer of the processing trade. Key industrial parks established by Guangdong outside China will also promote themselves through the exhibition so that international capacity cooperation can be facilitated. b) By building a design support platform, the Industrial Design Exhibition aims for the upgrade and innovative development of the processing trade enterprises. c) Exhibition of the Planning and Processing Trade Innovation Achievements of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will display the Central Government’s strategic planning for the Greater Bay Area and the results achieved, with focus on the latest innovation achievements of the processing trade and the CPTPF in the past decade.
The six professional exhibitions are International Smartphone and Mobile Terminal Industry Exhibition, International Fashion Apparel and Accessories Exhibition, International Fashion Bags, Suitcases, Shoes and Hats Exhibition, International Food and Kitchenware Exhibition, International Toys, Gifts, Juvenile Products and Home Accessories Exhibition, International Logistics and Cross-border E-business Exhibition.
We are pleased to inform that Sichuan Provincial Investment Promotion Bureau will organize the China (Sichuan)-Malaysia Economic Trade Cooperation Conference to strengthen the economic cooperation and exchanges between Sichuan and the “Belt and Road” countries in Southeast Asia. The conference will also aim to explore potential cooperation between Sichuan and Malaysia in the sectors of business and investment, cultural tourism, healthcare and so on to deepen the understanding of Malaysian associations and enterprises toward Sichuan business opportunities. YB Tuan Sim Tze Tzin, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry will be the guest of honour and giving a speech during the conference.
Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) is honoured to be invited as the co–organizer to the event.
Details of the event are as follows:
Friday, November 30, 2018
2.30 pm （Registration：2pm）
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, Ballroom 1. 165, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of KL.
* Free admission, light refreshment will be served.
Characteristics of Sichuan Province:
Sichuan, with a total area of 486,000 square kilometers, is a major economic, large population, abundant resources and science and education province in China with GDP ranked No.6 nationwide and No.1 in Western China.
17 countries have consulates in Sichuan, ranking No.3 in China.
Chengdu, capital of Sichuan, is the fourth largest aviation hub in the country which operating over 100 international routes. The China-Europefreight trains travel from Chengdu to Europe within 10 days.
5 trillion Yuan of domestic and foreign investment has been introduced in the past five years, 331 out of the top 500 China companies, are in Sichuan province.
Digital economy and the five pillar industries : electronic information, equipment manufacturing, food and beverage, advanced materials, energy and petrochemical industry, play an important role in China.
The 15th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) is co-organized by 10 governments from China and ASEAN and the China-Asean Expo Secretariat. It will be held in Nanning, China, from 12-15 September, 2018.
As a long-term supporter of the Expo, MCCC is invited to participate as purchasers and investors.
Food Processing and Packaging
Electrical Equipment and New Energy
Electrical and Electronic
Agricultural Products and Food
Environmental Conservation Technology and Equipment
International Contracting Work
Investment and Finance
I hope majority of the members from the above industries will actively participate in the Expo.
The organizers will make the following arrangements for the purchasers:
Arrange business matching
2 Provide each purchaser a 2-night stay at a 3-star hotel (standard room, not higher than RMB350/room per night) *Note: Purchasers need to arrange their own accommodation and offset it with coupons. If the accommodation fee is higher than RMB350/night, the purchasers need to cover the additional charges.
Arrange a personnel to accompany and assist in the Expo and other activities
In order to thank the organizing committee in providing the above services, purchasers are urged to participate actively in the Expo. *In addition, each enterprise needs to register at the registration counter.
For those who are interested, please fill in the attached registration form (mandatory) before 20.8.2018 and return it to the Secretariat via email or fax. In addition, please also send a RM150 cheque (non-member RM300) for administrative expenses within 7 days upon registration. The cheque must be made payable to the ‘Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce’（Public Bank：3068 98 1822）. Kindly email the bank-in slip to our secretary as well.
(From right,back row): China’s Ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian, Finance Monister Lim Guan Eng and International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking at the signing of the “China Special Channel” between InvestKL and Chinese business chambers here today.(Photo by Patrick Goh/The Edge)
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 20): Malaysia and China's bilateral trade has hit another record high, rising to US$124 billion (about RM503 billion) for the full year 2019, said China's Ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian.
Citing Chinese customer statistics, Bai said this is a 14.2% increase in bilateral trade from 2018's figure of US$108.66 billion (RM443 billion). China remains Malaysia's largest trading partner, followed by Singapore and the United States.
"Part of the huge bilateral trade is linked to the investments coming in, because when Chinese investors come to Malaysia to set up factories, they buy equipment from China. Once production increases, a portion of those products are then sold back to China in large percentages.
"I believe that will continue to boost bilateral trade going forward this year. Furthermore, 2020 is also the China-Malaysia cultural and tourism exchange year, so with more people coming in, Chinese investors will then have a better understanding of the country and this should encourage them to invest," Bai told a press conference today at the signing of the 'China Special Channel' between InvestKL and Chinese business chambers.
Earlier, InvestKL, a government investment agency under the International Trade and Industry Ministry, launched the China Special Channel (CSC) by signing a memorandum of agreement with four chambers of commerce and business councils — Malaysia-China Business Council, China Enterprises Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia, The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia, and Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce.
CSC was first announced by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng during the tabling of Budget 2020 last October, as the ongoing trade war between the US and China created a unique opportunity for Malaysia to be the preferred destination for high value-added foreign direct investments.
In his opening speech at the event earlier today, Lim said the channel will focus on attracting and supporting Chinese companies and global multinational corporations located in China looking to set up new base in order to expand into ASEAN, other parts of Asia or to the rest of the world.
"The CSC will be in the position to understand the investors' needs and to aid them in navigating the idiosyncrasies of a new country. All applications will be expediently accelerated through the right channels and agencies, which would include Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC), regional and state investment promotions agencies, as well as various chambers of commerce and business associations." he said.
By Syahirah Syed Jaafar/theedgemarkets.com
January 20, 2020 14:21 pm +08
The Women Entrepreneurs Committee of Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce paid a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail on Friday 3 January 2020 in Deputy Prime Minister office.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Women Entrepreneurs Committee (WEC) of Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) paid a courtesy visit on Deputy Prime Minister to explore how the government and MCCC could collaborate to assist or support women entrepreneurs and SMEs.
WEC Chairperson Helen Seibt, during their first visit to Deputy Prime Minister said that the women entrepreneurs should be valued women entrepreneurs rather than just successful women entrepreneurs.
“MCCC is a multi-ethnic NGO, we welcome non-Chinese speaking community to join us and we are ready and happy to assist and to jointly explore new opportunities and new businesses especially China market.” Helen Seibt said.
She further added that the growing Muslim population in China is a good opportunity to commercialize halal products into China. MCCC is always acting as a bridge between Malaysia and China in promoting interaction, cooperation and development in trade, investment and other industrial and commercial fields.
YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah asserted that in line with the 2020 Malaysia-China Cultural Tourism Year, the both sides can cooperate in the arts and tourism, as well as the technical and software fields.
YAB also stated that in Budget 2020, SME Bank will allocate RM200 million fund especially for women entrepreneurs and RM300 million to support SMEs with the potential to become regional champions.
YAB believes that today's women entrepreneurs should not only remain optimistic at all times, but also provide timely assistance to those in need.
Also present were Datin Paduka Dr. Tan Yew Kee, the Member of Parliament for Wangsa Maju, Dato’ Dr. Angie Ng, the Deputy Chairperson of WEC and Datuk Emily Tan, the Vice Chairperson of WEC.
(Left) Yong Kai Ping: sharing knowledge on e-Commerce trend. (Right) Eugene Roy Joseph: sharing knowledge on Branding Strategy and IP.
Eugene Roy Joseph, founder of Joseph Chamber has been practicing intellectual property (IP) for more than 20 years and Yong Kai Ping, CEO of SITEC is a serial entrepreneur and veteran journalist with 15 years of experience under his belt. The informative and interesting talk that presented by the two speakers has attracted 60 attendees.
The 12th National Executive Council Election Meeting of Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) was held on 5 July 2019 in Kuala Lumpur and Datuk Tan Yew Sing has been re-elected as President of MCCC for a second term.
The new line-up of MCCC for the 2019-2022 term are as follows:
Datuk Tan Yew Sing
First Vice President (Deputy President)
Loo Kok Seong
Kevin Siah Teong Chein Ngan Teng Ye Kerk Loong Sing Datuk Lau Kok Sing Dato’ Joseph Lim Heng Ee Tan Kee Hock Lee Chee Hian
Tan Peng Chung
Bryan Chong Bar Yuan Tan In Fong
Thay Peng Hong
Yong Cher Vee
National Council Members
Ahmad Tajuddin Bin Abdul Carrim
Chong Lian Hing Eugene Roy Joseph
Datuk Sim Tiak Choo Koh Keng Kok
Dato’ Chin Yoke Choon Dato’ Jeffrey Ng Chin Heng
Dato’ Lai Tak Kuan Lim Le Kern
Cheah Von Ying Alice Lee Sok Wah
Dato’ Rajendran Ramachandran Dato’ Teh Kim Teh
Yong Kai Ping Dato’ Yeat Siaw Ping
Tai Chin Peow Dato’ Bong Siak Kee
Dato’ Simon Wong Yuan Cheat Loh Chang Woo
Lee Koh Yung Ting Young Kang
Low Swee Lan Teh Eng Hin
Michael Lim Lip Oon Hew Kit Kong
Cheong Chee Choon
Koh Eh Su (Kelantan)
Dato’ Yeoh Moh Chai (Penang) Lai Weng Keong (Perak)
Dato’ See Meng Geok (Terengganu) Dato’ Andy Chiew Yoke Theng (Pahang)
Datuk Lim Kok Ann (Melaka) Cheou Siah Liang (Johor)
Michael Chin Wee Yee (Sabah) Datuk Lau Nai Hoh (Sarawak)
Young Entrepreneurs Committee
Bryan Chong Bar Yuan (Chairman) Lim Le Kern (Deputy Chairman)
Women Entrepreneurs Committee
Helen Seibt (Chairperson) Dato’ Angie Ng (Deputy Chairperson)
General Affairs Committee
Tan Peng Chung (Chairman) Bryan Chong Bar Yuan (Deputy Chairman)
Financial Affairs Committee
Thay Peng Hong (Chairman) Yong Cher Vee (Deputy Chairman)
Trade Fair and Business Development Committee
Koh Keng Kok (Chairman) Cheong Chee Choon (Deputy Chairman)
Public Relations Committee
Dato’ Jeffrey Ng Chin Heng (Chairman) Dato’ See Meng Geok (Deputy Chairman)
Ting Young Kang (Chairman)
Business, Economics and Investment Committee
Sean Lee Koh Yung (Chairman)
Information Technology Committee
Yong Kai Ping (Chairman)
Teh Kim Teh (Chairman) Loh Chang Woo (Deputy Chairman)
Property Management Committee
Tan In Fong (Chairman)
Lim Le Kern (Chairman)
Branches Liaison Committee
Loo Kok Seong (Chairman) Dato’ Joseph Lim Heng Ee (Deputy Chairman)
English Speaking Committee
Ahmad Tajuddin Bin Abdul Carrim (Chairman) Eugene Roy Joseph (Deputy Chairman)
International Relation Committee
Simon Wong Yuan Cheat (Chairman) Shirley Low Swee Lan (Deputy Chairman)
Friends always: (From left) Bai, Tan and Saifuddin looking at a picture of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali meeting up with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan during a visit to Beijing last month.
KUALA LUMPUR: The long standing Malaysia-China bilateral relations will only go stronger as the two nations engage with one another in industries of the future, says Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
He said yesterday that more collaborations are in the pipeline in technology development.
“Apart from trade, we are also talking about industries of the future, such as the artificial intelligence and robotics areas.
“We are very positive. There will be more collaborations in those industries in near future.
“And I am confident our relations will be better, in addition to China promising to purchase more palm oil from us,” he told reporters after opening the “45 Years of Glory” photo exhibition at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall.
Describing the Malaysia-China relations as ‘’civilisational’’ that began way longer than 45 years ago, Saifuddin said such relations transcended any barrier of diplomacy, trade and friendship between them.
“For example, Malaysia is a Muslim majority country and China accepted Islam much earlier and has more Muslim citizens compared to us.
“The migration of the Chinese (to then Malaya) began during the Melaka Sultanate era instead of the time of British colonisation.
“That is why I said our bilateral relations began hundreds of years ago before 1974, evident in our religious similarity (in Islam) and cultural exchange (from Chinese migration),” he said.
Saifuddin noted that it was remarkable for a small country like Malaysia to maintain such a good and long relationship with China, which is one of the superpowers in the world.
“We have instances where other superpower bullies a small nation, superpowers that manufacture international consent against small nations, and also superpowers declaring physical war and trade war against small nations.
“There is never this kind of issue between Beijing and Kuala Lumpur.
“In fact, China was the first country that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad visited and also the only country he visited twice in a year after Pakatan Harapan came into power.“That shows how close we are,” he said, adding that Malaysia and China are moving forward from “hundreds of years of history and looking at hundreds of years in the future.”
Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian said that leaders from both countries who made the historic decision to establish diplomatic relations amidst the East-West Cold War 45 years ago bore fruits of mutual trust, long-term friendly relationship and cooperation in many areas throughout the decades.
“Malaysia was the first South-East Asian country to establish diplomatic relations with China.
“Over the past 45 years, both countries have had a high-level of bilateral and political mutual trust, achieved long-term development of friendly relationship and had fruitful cooperation in various areas.
“All these have benefited the people of the two countries with tangible interests and win-win results,” he said in his speech.
Bai said Malaysia witnessed a historical general election last year.
Welcoming the smooth change-over, he said: “China-Malaysia relations are entering into a new phase.”He said that Dr Mahathir’s presence at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in China last month have made the future path clearer for the two nations.
“I am confident with joint efforts from the two governments and the people, China-Malaysia will create more remarkable achievements together,” he added.
Malaysia’s special envoy to China, Tan Kok Wai called on the younger generation to gain insight from the exhibition and learn from the past, as “the past, the present and the future are interconnected.”
“The long-term and stable ties between Malaysia and China is invaluable. We should work hand in hand to preserve this relationship from generation to generation,” he said.
To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of Malaysia-China diplomatic relations, both countries are co-organising a series of activities this year, covering trade, culture and tourism.
The photo exhibition, which is organised by the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce, the KL and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, Xinhua Silk Road Online New Media Centre, and the Malaysia-China Business Council, is one of such activity. It features 120 historical photographs, covering the exchange and development in politics, society, economy and trade, education and sports between both countries throughout the decades.
Some remarkable photos included one that featured Chinese leader Mao Ze Dong and second prime minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein taken in 1974, and another with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Dr Mahathir last month.
Admission to the exhibition is free and is ongoing until May 31 before moving on to other states.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) was given a pat on the back for helping Malay, Indian and other non-Mandarin speaking entrepreneurs to explore the China market.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said such initiatives undertaken by MCCC was much appreciated, as multiracial Malaysian entrepreneurs stood to benefit from China’s rapid growth.
“The government will continue to encourage young entrepreneurs, emerging industries and the halal industry to enter the China market,” she said at the MCCC Chinese New Year celebrations held at a hotel here yesterday.
Dr Wan Azizah said the bilateral trade volume between Malaysia and China hit a record high last year, recording US$80bil (RM326bil) in value.
“We would like more FDIs from China. China’s experience in the Internet economy, its innovative experience in helping women and youths start their own businesses and in encouraging and assisting SMEs to embrace innovation are areas Malaysia would like to learn from,” she said.
China’s Ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian said China would remain the largest investor in Malaysia’s manufacturing industry.
“The economy and development areas are not free of risk. But we must dispel negativity to see clearly. Let’s work together as partners and continue making progress,” he said.
Describing Malaysia-China diplomatic ties as being solid over the last 45 years, Bai Tian said both countries had withstood the test of time and enjoyed tangible benefits.
“China is ready to work with Malaysia at all levels including the central government, the local government and the business sector,” he added.
MCCC Secretary-general Kevin Siah ( seventh from left) received Malaysian Chamber of Commerce(MAYCHAM) delegations led by Fang Wei Cheng, the President of CMCC (eighth from left).
Malaysian Chamber of Commerce has, in accordance with the《Provisional Regulations for the Administration of Foreign Chamber of Commerce in the People’s Republic of China》, been registered and set up in year 2003. The chamber has also obtained the Approval Certificate of the Foreign Chamber of Commerce from the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China and the Registration Certificate of Social Organization Legal Person from the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People's Republic of China.
The principal objective of Malaysian Chamber of Commerce is to promote economic and trade exchanges and to strengthen the economic relations between China and Malaysia.
Liao Ke Quan, Deputy Mayor of Leshan Municipal People’s Government (seventh from right), presented souvenir to MCCC Vice President Soong Siew Tong (sixth from right).
Leshan city, tourism economic ranks second in Sichuan Province, is an excellent tourism, historical and cultural city in China.
Leshan is also an important industrial city in Sichuan, it has a complete industry classification and developed foundation, forming a new industry including electronic, clean energy, new materials, modern equipment manufacturing and biopharmaceuticals, and traditional industry such as salt phosphorus chemical industry, metallurgical building materials and agricultural processing industry.
“Will the new Malaysian Government Lead a better future?”
Kedah-Perlis Pro Tem Committee
MCCC Kedah, Perlis Pro Tem Committee presented a hamper to the moderator. (L-R) Tan Ah Kiang, Lim Cheng Keat, Kerk Loong Sing, Kevin Siah and Thay Peng Hong.
MCCC Kedah-Perlis Pro Tem Committee Vice Chairman Tan Ah Kiang pointed out that from the new government and ministers’ perspective on the current difficulties faced by the country, it evince the courage of the new government in facing the problems and dare to speak out to the people about the country’s predicament.
Tan added that since the problems has been identified, what is needed now is a good resolution and counter measures.
“What is the future of Malaysia economic trend? I believe this is a mystery in everyone’s mind” Tan added. “We should establish a preliminary concept and view on the new government that led by Tun Dr Mahathir, everyone is very concerned about the issue of the RM 1 trillion government debts”.
Kerk Loong Sing, MCCC Vice President, as a keynote speaker to the forum said that the world economic will be facing numerous challenges in the next two years, especially the unilateralism, protectionism and geographical chaos provoked by the Us in the US-China trade war, will lead to instability of world economic development and will also affect Malaysia economic to a certain extent.
In any case, Kerk highly looks forward to the new government, new policies, and believes that Malaysia economic will become better and better.
(L-R) Loo Kok Seong, The 8th MCEC Organizing Chairman; Hew Tse Hou, Consulate-General of Malaysia in Shanghai; YB Dato’ Teng Chang Khim, Executive Councillor of Selangor State; Tan Yew Sing, The President of MCCC; YB Dr Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia; Hong Hui Min, Vice Chairman of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference cum Principal Committee of Jiangsu Provincial National Democratic Construction Association; Yan Hua, Deputy Mayor of the People’s Government of Nanjing; Ma Ming Long, Director-General of the Department of Commerce of Jiangsu Province; Zhau Jian Nong, Vice Chairman of the Overseas Chinese Federation cum Chairman of Jiangsu Overseas Chinese Federation and Kong Qiu Yun, Director of Nanjing Municipal Bureau of Commerce.
September 19, 2018.
NANJING : The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is focused on the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) and helping small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) reduce their dependence on foreign labour, said Deputy Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming.
"This is one of the key strategies we are looking at in Budget 2019," he told Bernama after attending the opening ceremony of the 8th Malaysia-China Entrepreneur Conference (MCEC 2018) here, today.
The 2019 Budget is set to be announced in Parliament on Nov 2, the first under the new Pakatan Harapan government.
Meanwhile, the MCEC 2018 is a bilateral trade event in collaboration with the Nanjing Municipal Bureau of Commerce.
The event is endorsed by MITI, the Treasury, Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, the Malaysia Consulate General in Shanghai and Secretariat for the Advancement of Malaysia Entrepreneurs (SAME) under the Prime Minister's Department.
It is also fully supported by the Department of Commerce of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing Municipal People's Government and Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese of Jiangsu Province.
Ong praised MCEC’s organiser, the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC), for pushing bilateral trade, as he foresaw the event being held in Malaysia next year to attract more Chinese SMEs.
"We will see whether they can invest and collaborate with local partners to bring in their technology and use Malaysia as the gateway to ASEAN," he said.
Meanwhile, Ong said SMEs generally had limited capital for big investments, thus both countries should collaborate to find new ways of doing businesses.
"We try to see whether we can facilitate, but it is more important at this point in time for us to understand the challenges first," he added.
MCCC President Tan Yew Sing hoped the conference would establish a platform for connecting, communicating and cooperation between Malaysian and China’s SMEs, especially in Nanjing.
He said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir’s visit to China was to enlighten the government on the new Malaysian government’s policies and ideas.
Tan said as a robust developing country, Malaysia was in need of research and development (R&D) manpower with advanced knowledge and experience, and it was necessary to strengthen the exchange of talent with R&D talents in China.
"China is very advanced in technologies such as mobile payment, e-commerce, biotechnology, agricultural-based industries, artificial intelligence and financial technology, and the country has an abundant R&D manpower," Ong added.
KUALA LUMPUR: The relations between Malaysia and China is supposed be further enhanced after the visit of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir to China. However, the vague and ambiguous statement and inconsistent policies that made by our new government leaders recently, may dent the existing and even the potential investors’ confidences on investing in Malaysia. This may bring a serious impact to our country’s economy.
Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC), with members from multi races, independent and private business groups, recognizes the necessity to clarify its views and standpoint on this matter.
In connection with the tearing down of the perimeter wall around the Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park (MCKIP), it was later identified that this incident is merely a misunderstanding. The perimeter wall is completely reasonable and legal, it was built to safeguard the safety of the employees and the assets of the factories. MCCC hopes that the official institutions could make a clarification on the untrue statements so as to prevent the incident from being used by people with intention, and to let the industry to move on smoothly.
The remarks on the prohibition of the selling of Forest City property to foreignors has given a shock to both the foreign investors and developers even though it was clarified by Tun Dr Mahathir that there is no such prohibition. This incident may bring a negative impact on attracting investment and the “Second Home” plan. It is necessary for the official institutions to make reasonable explanations and appeasements to safeguard Malaysia reputation.
The above mentioned incidents have repeatedly highlighted the influence of Malaysia officials, especially the new government leaders, on their decisions.
MCCC, which has always been committed to maintaining and promoting Malaysia-China economics and trade relations, has called for government leaders to be cautious on their words. The government should establish and strengthen a specialized department or group, to report to the government leaders promptly and clearly on all the matters regarding foreign investment policies. By establishing a transparent and rational communication and information mechanism, the government leaders can ensure in getting the right information.
The “Belt and Road Initiative” is celebrating its fifth year this year. The willingness of China investors to “go global” has become stronger. Malaysian companies of all races and fields becoming more and more willing to co-operate with these skilled, talented and experienced China enterprises.
In this ”striving the economy” era, MCCC will continue to act as a link for Malaysia and China to complement each other on their trades and businesses. MCCC also hopes that the official institutions can release friendly business and investment policies to foreign investors so that Malaysia can maintain its status and attractiveness among neighboring countries along the Belt and Road, and to become the biggest business partner to China.
Cenderahati: Tan Yew Sing, Presiden MCCC (kelima dari kiri) menyampaikan cenderahati kepada YB Ignatius Darell Leiking, Menteri MITI.
1 OGOS 2018
KUALA LUMPUR: Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri Malaysia (MITI), yang berdedikasi untuk menjadikan Malaysia sebagai destinasi pelaburan pilihan antarabangsa dan negara perdagangan yang paling kompetitif, akan bekerjasama sepenuhnya dan mengambil bahagian dalam lawatan Malaysia ke China pada pertengahan bulan Ogos.
Lawatan rasmi ke China yang diketuai oleh Perdana Menteri Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir, akan mengadakan pertukaran diplomatik dalam bentuk lawatan negara, dan meneroka lagi pelaburan bersama, pertukaran ekonomi dan perdagangan di antara Malaysia dan China serta projek infrastruktur utama domestik.
Menteri Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri Malaysia, YB Ignatius Darell Leiking, membuat kenyataan di atas apabila beliau dilawati oleh Dewan Perdagangan Malaysia-China (MCCC).
YB Ignatius menegaskan bahawa pemikiran diplomatik Perdana Menteri yang memberi tumpuan kepada keseimbangan diplomatik dan kepentingan rakyat adalah sangat jelas.
"China adalah rakan kongsi yang paling sesuai di Malaysia dan kita perlu berunding dengan China mengenai pelbagai isu yang dicadangkan bagi merundingkan dan melaksanakan kerjasama dan perjanjian antara kedua-dua negara," kata YB Ignatius.
YB Ignatius menantikan konsep dan prospek "membina hubungan antarabangsa yang baru dengan kerjasama dan menang-menang" yang dicadangkan oleh Presiden China, Xi Jinping, dan sangat berminat dengan Ekspo Import Antarabangsa China (CIIE) yang diadakan di China sejak tahun 2018.
YB Ignatius mendedahkan bahawa delegasi yang diketuai olehnya merancang untuk bertemu dengan banyak organisasi dan wakil institusi China untuk mendapatkan lebih banyak pertukaran ekonomi dan perdagangan antara kedua-dua negara.
Di samping itu, YB Ignatius juga bersetuju bahawa MCCC telah lama menyumbang kepada hubungan antara kedua-dua negara. YB menjanjikan untuk mengundang MCCC jika kementerian itu menganjurkan sebarang lawatan ke China.
YB Ignatius memuji keupayaan MCCC untuk menerima 150 hingga 200 delegasi Cina setiap tahun. Beliau juga berjanji bahawa beliau akan mempertimbangkan untuk melawat ibu pejabat MCCC untuk menyatakan sokongannya kepada MCCC.