Malaysia’s dilemma with China’s growing interest

People looking at a mock up of the Forest City development at the project's showroom in Johor. Around 60% of sales have been to Chinese buyers, says Forbes magazine. – AFP file pic, November 30, 2017.

GROWING Chinese investments in Malaysia is forcing the government to balance between the influx of economy-boosting investments, while keeping Beijing’s influence in check, according to a report in US magazine Forbes.

The Forest City project in Johor, which is developed by China’s Country Garden Holdings, will house an estimated 700,000 people in the Johor Strait when completed in 2035.

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