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Malaysia in transition

Mahathir seeks 'pragmatic cooperation' with China

Malaysia's new foreign policy will not be as pro-Beijing as Najib's

SINGAPORE -- Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad seeks to balance Malaysia's diplomacy rather than follow his predecessor's foreign policy, which was highly favorable to China.

A week has passed since Mahathir's new cabinet began work, and the prime minister is reviewing Malaysia's relationships with other countries, especially regarding economic matters.

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