Malaysia must find ways to benefit from China’s policies due to the latter’s position as one of the world’s economic superpowers.

Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad who is expected to fly to China at the end of April to resolve several bilateral trade issues appeared optimistic that a number of Chinese policies could help boost Malaysia’s economy.

“Whether you like it or not, China is a great power and we have to take their policies into consideration and find out how we can benefit from them.

“Not all policies are bad for us, some can be very good and it is up to us to find what is good for us and to make use of it,” Dr. Mahathir told the media after the opening of the first meeting of the second session of the 14th Parliament by Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.

It is learnt that the National Economic Action Council (NEAC) would convene next week as part of the preparation to meet the Chinese government.

“We are getting the (NEAC) members and we will hold the meeting as soon as possible,” Dr. Mahathir said.

It is also understood the Chinese Government would re look at project viability with the Belt and Road Initiative participating countries at the Belt and Road Forum, to be held on April 26 and 27.