China and Malaysia build joint industrial parks

By Khor Yu Leng

August 2013 FEATURE
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China and Malaysia have jointly established the Malaysia- China Kuantan Industrial Park (MCKIP) and Qinzhou Industrial Park (QIP). But the small size of the MCKIP (just over a tenth of the size of QIP) suggests a continued imbalance in Malaysia-China foreign investments.China and Malaysia have established two joint industrial parks to further boost bilateral trade and investment. These are government-to-government initiatives and notably the third such bilateral effort by China after the Suzhou and Tianjin projects with Singapore. The Malaysia-China...

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Khor Yu Leng

specialises in customised industry research and strategic analysis on agribusiness in South-East Asia and frontier markets. This is an abridged version of ISEAS Perspective 2013/37, published by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS).