MALAYSIA: Industry hails education deal with China

Veteran industry players have applauded the signing of an agreement between the Malaysian government and China to facilitate mutual recognition of higher education qualifications, which is expected to accelerate industrial growth, writes Lee Kian Seong for The Star.

SEG International Bhd group managing director Datuk Clement Hii said the signing of the framework on a government-to-government basis would increase the capacity and opportunities for students to study and work between two nations. "It may also provide greater opportunities for higher education institutions locally to seek partnerships with our Chinese counterparts. Many major education players already have made some headway into China in the past few years," he told StarBiz.

HELP University College co-founder and president Dr Paul Chan said the collaboration was definitely a breakthrough in relationships between China and Malaysia as it addressed some areas that were not in the mainstream of trade relations between the two countries since mutual recognition.
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