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Mahathir, China and neo-colonialism

Beijing will not forget Malaysian premier's barbed attack on Belt and Road

| China

In time, it may be seen as a turning point in China's relations with its neighbors.

At the end of a trip to China in August, during which the red carpet had been laid out for him at every turn, Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia's newly elected prime minister, stood at a press conference in Beijing alongside Li Keqiang, China's premier.

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