Malaysia Does Not View China as a Threat: Analyst Mahmud Ali at Davos of the East

“Unlike many other countries, the Malaysian PM’s perspective is so very different”, Dr. Syed Mahmud Ali notes at The Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2024 held in south China’s Hainan Province, from March 26 thru 29. The theme this year was “Asia and the World: Common Challenges, Shared Responsibilities”. Mahmud Ali, an associate fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies at University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, participated in one of the panel discussions.

China every year hosts Boao Forum on Asia, also called Davos of the East, on the Hainan Island. The three-day conference this year ended yesterday.

Asia which is known for its abundant resources and huge market size continues to attract significant global capital, harboring great potential for economic growth and the development of new sectors the fourth industrial revolution needs. Against this backdrop, the third episode of “Global South Voices” shed light on issues concerning the future of this treasured continent and the rest of the world. How to leverage China’s market appeal for other Asian countries as the global economic epicenter shifts to this region was also discussed. How does China’s cooperation mode differ from that of the West and how does the Global South view these two contrasting modes were also discussed, including what collaborative initiatives can Asian countries undertake to revitalize economic confidence and promote peace.

WATCH the 30-minute panel discussion here:


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