On 7th April 2021, China Enterprises Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia (CECCM) held its first Board of Committee meeting. The meeting was led by President of CECCM, Zhang Min. All 31 members of the board of committees fully attended the virtual meeting. Minister Counselor, Zhang Peidong and Counselor, Li Jing of the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Malaysia also attended the meeting.
(From left to right) Zhou Jiayi, the newly appointed Secretary General cum Vice President of CECCM, Zhang Min, President of CECCM, and Yang Zhijun, Treasurer of CECCM.
The board of committee members mainly discussed the selection of the new secretary-general, the report of the first quarter and the annual work plan of CECCM. After discussion, the board of committee unanimously approved that Mr. Zhou Jiayi, General Manager of the Asia-Pacific headquarters of China Power Construction Corporation, took over the post of Secretary General.
In his report on the work report for the first quarter, President of CECCM, Zhang Min pointed out that with the care and guidance of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Malaysia and the support of CECCM’s committees and members, CECCM has overcome various challenges and actively promote the development of the chamber of commerce. This includes maintaining close contact with Malaysian government departments, participating in several online conferences organized by MITI to follow up on the latest news of pandemic prevention and control, visiting MIDA and CIDB KL. He said that CECCM will also work with the China Embassy to promote vaccination for China-funded enterprises.
Minister Counselor. Zhang Peidong was then invited to give a speech. She first thanked CECCM for their active cooperation in the past year. She also expressed gratitude to the leaders of China-funded enterprises for their hard work when facing pandemic in the past year. She affirmed the results of the first quarter completed by CECCM and put forward some suggestions for the next work plan of CECCM. Firstly, is to build a new pattern of “foreign and domestic dual cycles” and to participate more in the economic and trade activities of China and Malaysia. Secondly, to establish a communication mechanism with Malaysian government departments to expand contacts to build economic recovery. Thirdly, to raise the awareness of China companies in Malaysia so as to highlight each enterprises to play a positive role.
Finally, Minister Counselor, Zhang Peidong reminds everyone that the pandemic is not over yet and all of us should continue to stay vigilance. All enterprises should continue to raise awareness of pandemic prevention to reduce the impact on business operations. She hopes that the CECCM will continue to gather strength, move forward, and make more contributions and influences to the economic and trade exchanges between China and Malaysia.
Under the new normal, CECCM once again adopted online meetings to allow the Board of Committee meeting to be held successfully. We look forward to the future where everyone can communicate and discuss face-to-face.