Malaysian minister vows to learn form China

Added On July 12, 2018

A minister of Malaysia said on Tuesday that her country can learn a lot of from China, especially in the field of technology.

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Yeo Bee Yin, Malaysia's Minister of Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment, made the remarks at the South-South Cooperation in the New Asian Era Forum.
She cited China's great strides in mobile payment as well as other sectors.
Soundbite(ENGLISH)YEO BEE YIN, Malaysian cabinet minister
"I can quote you many many examples, solar panel, wind turbine, etc. All these technology China is no longer imitator...A lot of people, Malaysians think that we are going to collaborate with China because of just money and maybe we go there have business. But I think it's more than that, it's technology."
The minister said Malaysia is also looking forward to Chinese investment in Malaysia.
Soundbite(ENGLISH)YEO BEE YIN, Malaysian cabinet minister
"Not only on infrastructure but really about technology. About technology that could create high skill jobs, high pay jobs for Malaysians in Malaysia. It could also help us to grow artificial intelligence as well as in renewable energy."
Yeo added that Malaysia needs to replicate the optimism reflected among young Chinese people, to drive the people to work harder, create more jobs and boost economic growth.
Yeo has proposed closer bilateral ties between China and Malaysia, through academic collaboration, the commercialization of technology and mutual investment.