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Malaysia in transition

Mahathir strives for balance on ties with China

New PM expected to be pragmatic on economic ties with Beijing

Many experts believe Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will refrain from drastically changing relations with China.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Since Mahathir Mohamad won Wednesday's Malaysian general election, the world has been trying to predict the consequences of the unprecedented change in power. As the new Prime Minister gets down to work with the new government, relations with China are one of the topics in the spotlight.

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