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What next for Mahathir's pivot to China?

Malaysian leader's U-turn will test ties with South East Asian partners and US

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Mahathir said the U.S. is threatening China during the 25th Future of Asia conference in Tokyo on May 30. (Photo by Yuki Nakao)

When Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad took power in May 2018, it seemed clear that he would go cool on China.

But a year later, he is warming up his bonds with Beijing.

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