Production capacity cooperation is the heart of Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) in pursuit of common regional prosperity and synergized development. Such goals were enshrined in the Joint Statement on Production Capacity Cooperation among Lancang- Mekong Countries in 2016. A new initiative called “Multi- Nation, Multi-Park,” based on the experience of the China- Malaysia “Two Countries, Twin Parks” model, was launched at the 3rd LMC Leaders’ Meeting in August 2020. The leaders involved in designing the plan hold high expectations for its power to promote investment, create jobs, build capacity, reduce poverty, and foster technical and innovation cooperation.
The third volume of Xi Jinping: The Governance of China has been well received by local readers after its Chinese and English editions were released last year in countries neighboring China such as Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia. Recently, leaders and alumni of Surya University and Surya College of Education, both renowned Indonesian private higher education institutions, shared their personal reflections on the book authored by Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Here, we present some selections from their writings.
It gets as cold as minus 20 degrees Celsius by December in Harbin, making the capital of northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province a hotbed for ice-and-snow-themed activities every winter.
A year has passed since I left Beijing. Did the autumn winds blow away my memories of the city? Has the snow frozen the group photos taken with my friends last year? I am missing you, Beijing. How have you been?
Beijing helped make my dreams come true. When I studied in Beijing, it heard my voice, accompanied me through the sunrise and sunset, witnessed my joys and sorrows, healed my pains, and gave me courage to move forward.
Recently, a Malaysian poem has hovered in the depths of my heart: “Like fish swimming in the pond and flowers germinating in the garden, if you love deeply enough, you will feel at ease, irrespective of distance.” This verse deftly captures my affection for Beijing. I feel like if love is profound enough, flowers will flourish everywhere, each representing a reason to love you.