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from BERNAMA, The Malaysian National News Agency KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today Malaysia's "considerable amount of foresight" in establishing diplomatic relations with China in 1974 has paid dividends.
The Prime Minister said China was Malaysia's biggest trading partner globally and Malaysia, in turn, was China's biggest trading partner within Asean.
The decision had made China "a friend, not an adversary; a colleague, not a competitor; a partner, not a rival", he said.
Malaysia was the first country in Southeast Asia to forge ties with China in 1974, and the other Asean member states quickly followed suit, he said …