Overview of Malaysia-China Relations
Bilateral relations between Malaysia and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have progressed substantially over the years following the signing of a Joint Communiqué between the two Governments in Beijing on 31 May 1974. Malaysia also adheres to uphold the “One China Policy”.
The Joint Statement on the Framework for Future Bilateral Cooperation signed on 31 May 1999, the Joint Communiqué issued in 2005 and the Joint Action Plan on Strategic Cooperation signed during the Official Visit of YAB Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Hj Abdul Razak in June 2009 signified major steps forward in that it strengthened and diversified relations as well as laying the groundwork for mutually beneficial cooperation for the future. The two countries believe that it is in their common interest to continue as well as sustain the dynamic economic growth that had brought benefits to both sides.
Additionally, Malaysia and the PRC share similar aspirations and objectives towards achieving lasting peace and stability in the region, with both countries having cooperated well in regional and international fora.
The new Embassy complex is located at 2 Liang Ma Qiao Bei Jie, Chaoyang District, 100600 Beijing, in the third diplomatic district about 10 kilometres northeast of the city centre (Tiananmen Square) and about 5 kilometres from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China.
The new complex, comprises of two separate buildings, i.e., the Chancery and the staff apartment building, within the same compound, were first occupied shortly after completion in October 2002. The Chancery has four floors and a basement parking area, while the apartment building has six floors comprising 27 apartment units of different sizes.
The new Embassy complex was officiated by the fifth Prime Minister YABhg. Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi during his official visit to China in May 2004.