There are still many Malaysian businessmen in Nanning. Some are engaged in the catering industry, operating restaurants specializing in Malaysian cuisines; some are dealing with specialty food of Malaysia; some invest in the planting industry, planting a large area of Pitaya; and some are involved in the real estate industry and hotel industry.
What makes more and more business elites from the ASEAN to focus and develop in Nanning？As an effective public platform for the construction of the upgraded version of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area, the CAEXPO has played a major role in promoting the economic and trade cooperation between Malaysia and China.
"Small" Mechanism, Great Model
Prime Minister Najib and the then Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao shake hands warmly on the 8th CAEXPO, 21 October, 2011. This photo has become one of the most classical photos in the history of the CAEXPO.
The two leaders have jointly witnessed the signing of the China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park project and unveiled the nameplate of the industrial park. Since then, the two countries have been pragmatically promoting the construction of the China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park and Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park, forming a new cooperation model of "two parks in two countries".
This is one of the most important series of events in Malaysia as the country of honor of the 8th CAEXPO. The mechanism of the country of honor launched since the 4th CAEXPO, it has no doubt been a solid guarantee for the co-hosting mechanism of the CAEXPO by 11 countries. Countries that have served as countries of honor take not only an in-depth part in the CAEXPO during the preparation and hosting of the event, but also make great achievements and set many great examples.
"Small" Events, Big Projects
The new Bakun Hydropower Station shines in Bakun, Malaysia like a pearl.
This is one of the important projects constructed by Chinese companies in Malaysia. There are many similar infrastructure projects, such as the Penang Second Bridge undertaken by China Harbour Engineering Co., Ltd. and the Manjung 1000MW Coal-fired Power Station undertaken by China National Machinery Import & Export Corporation, etc. The CAEXPO has made distinctive achievements in promoting the investment and cooperation between China and Malaysia since the beginning 13 years ago.
"Small" Show, Great Gains
At every year's CAEXPO, many Malaysian companies that showcase their products acquire knowledge from the exhibition.
AKMAL FOOD, head of a Malaysian food company, always has a dream to sell Malaysian satay barbecue to Beijing, and through the platform of CAEXPO, he has stridden a step forward towards his dream. At the 13th CAEXPO in 2016, besides customers from Guangxi, customers from Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing also had a fancy to his Satay Barbecue, and some customers from Beijing even expressed their intention of cooperation. According to AKMAL FOOD, he would try to learn Chinese better and come back again in 2017 to bring more characteristic Malaysian products like Satay Barbecue to more Chinese provinces and cities.
"Small" Changes, Greatly Improvement
Over the past 13 years, the Malaysian feels the growth and development of the CAEXPO. From the servicing 10+1 to 10+6, and then to "The Belt and Road" today, the CAEXPO has been improving itself through various pragmatic "small" changes. The CAEXPO has always been making efforts through the proposal of mechanisms like the Senior Officials Meeting, the Country of Honor and Special Partners, etc., and the continuous improvement in hardware facilities and supporting services. This year, what changes will we see at the 14th CAEXPO?
Stay tuned for the 14th CAEXPO and see what are the changes that CAEXPO has made!
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