Southeast Asia | Mahathir resets the terms for dealing with China

Mahathir resets the terms for dealing with China

Malaysian premier's bid to maintain close ties despite canceling US$22 billion worth of BRI projects is a litmus test of Beijing's flexibility

August 21, 2018 4:48 PM (UTC+8)
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (C) and China's Premier Li Keqiang (2nd R) clap as delegates exchange documents during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 20, 2018. Photo: AFP/Pool/How Wee Young
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (C) and China's Premier Li Keqiang (2nd R) clap as delegates exchange documents during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 20, 2018. Photo: AFP/Pool/How Wee Young
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