Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1974, Malaysia enjoys excellent bilateral relations and cooperation with China. Malaysia recognises China as an important partner in its economic development. The elevation of the relations from ‘Strategic Cooperation’ to ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’ in 2013 marked a new level of bilateral cooperation and engagements in various strategic areas namely trade, investment, tourism, education, financial services, infrastructure development, defence and security.
The commemoration of the 45th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Diplomatic Relations between Malaysia and China in 2019 reflected the continued commitment by both countries to further deepen and elevate the relations to greater heights.
The Consulate General of Malaysia Office in Xi’an was officially established on 17 October 2016. The Consular District of the Consulate General of Malaysia in Xi’an covers the Chinese provinces of Shaanxi Province, Gansu Province and Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. It covers a land area of 697,900 sq.km with an estimated total population of 71.89 million people. The other five Consulate General Offices are in Hong Kong (1971), Guangzhou (1994), Shanghai (1999), Kunming (2004) and Nanning (2015). The establishment of the Consulate General Office is based on the decision of the Cabinet Meeting on 14 November 2014 following the successful visit of YAB Prime Minister to the People’s Republic of China on 27 May – 1 June 2014.
The Consulate General currently operates in the CapitaLand Office Tower, Yanta District.