Malaysia -China ties a role model for Asean
Published on: Saturday, July 20, 2019

Kota Kinabalu: China-Malaysia relations have become a role model for other Asean countries with fruitful cooperation in various fields, said Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Kota Kinabalu. 

Liang Caide said Malaysia is an important country along the Maritime Silk Road since both countries established diplomatic relations in 1974.

“Over the past 45 years, China and Malaysia have been good neighbours, good friends, and good partners. The friendly relations have become a role model for other China-Asean countries with fruitful cooperation in various fields. 

“As an important node of the Maritime Silk Road, Sabah has witnessed vigorous development in recent years. 

“In April Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal led a large delegation and signed more than 10 agreements of investment intentions which opened a new chapter of pragmatic cooperation between China and Sabah,” he said at the Maritime Silk Road Legend Concert 2019, in conjunction with the 45th Anniversary of Malaysia and China Diplomatic Relations, Thursday.

Head of State Tun Haji Juhar Datuk Mahiruddin and his consort, Toh Puan Hajah Norlidah Tan Sri Datuk R.M Jasni, Mohd Shafie and wife Datin Seri Shuryani Shuaib, Deputy Chief Minister cum Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister, Datuk Christina Liew, who is also the co-organiser of the concert, Deputy Chief Minister cum Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau, and Deputy Chief Minister cum Local Government and Housing Minister, Datuk Dr Jaujan Sambakang, among others, were also present. 

The concert featured performances by the Guangxi Symphony Orchestra from China, conducted by Lin Tao, and Malaysian pianist Claudia Yang.

Played with the piano and orchestra, The Piano Concert of the Dream of Red Chamber composed by Yang interprets a romantic love story of ancient China, which presents a sumptuous feast of the audio-visual art to the people of Sabah. 

“The performance is also a grand cultural exchange activity between China and Sabah. 

“I believe that music will enhance the bonding and bring the hearts of the people of China and Sabah closer together,” said Liang.

He thanked the State Government for extending its huge support to the concert and providing such a magnificent venue, as well as to Liew for her hard work, Sabah Immigration Department, Sabah Contingent Police Headquarters, Malaysia Airport Berhad, the One Belt One Road Association Malaysia, Beibu Gulf Holding (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, China Construction Bank (Malaysia), Ennova Culture, Guangxi Art Performance Group, Sabah Tourism Board and other performing companies.

Also sponsors including China State Construction Engineering (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, China Railway Group Limited, Power Construction Corporation of China (Powerchina), Hyway Group (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Guangken Rubber Group Co Ltd, Nantong Sijian Group Company, Dongguan Jianhui Paper Co Ltd, Shanghai Construction Group, and Air China Limited, besides Sabah Tshung Tsin Secondary School, Kian Kok Middle School, Krzysztof Slomiak, Pang Piano Sales & Service Centre for providing piano and musical instruments. 


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