On 2nd September 2022, the Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Industry, Community & Alumni Network (ICAN)), Director (Department of International Affairs (DIA)), and Dean (Akademi Pengajian Bahasa (APB)) of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) visited the ACEC Industry-University-Research Centre in Kuala Lumpur and met with Mr. Yang Chengcheng, Executive Director of the ACEC Association. The two sides exchanged views on bilateral culture, art and other fields between China and Malaysia.
The two sides will launch an online and offline cross-cultural exchange project between China and Malaysia in September, a China-Malaysia youth leadership event, and invite the Malaysian government and the National Art Gallery of Malaysia to jointly prepare a China-Malaysia cultural and art exhibition. The event will include inviting the Chinese ambassador to Malaysia, the Malaysian higher education and the minister to be present. UiTM and ACEC are committed to promoting international industry-academia-research collaboration between China and RCEP countries headed by Malaysia, helping China and ASEAN countries to enhance mutual understanding, as well as promoting collaboration between governments, universities, and enterprises.
Prof. Dr. Mohamad Hariri Abdullah, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of ICAN, UiTM, said that although China and Malaysia have different cultural backgrounds, the Baba and Nyonya cultures in Melaka and Penang are the product of the fusion of Chinese and Malaysian cultures. Therefore, while enhancing mutual understanding between the two countries, this can also be used as an entry point to promote the in-depth integration of the cultures of China and Malaysia. During the meeting, Prof. Dr. Shahriman Zainal Abidin, the Assistant Vice-Chancellor of UiTM in charge of international collaboration, Dr. Hjh Zainab Mohd Noor, the Director of DIA, and Prof. Madya Ts. Dr. Janudin Sardi, the Dean of APB jointly participated in the meeting. The two sides conducted in-depth bilateral cultural and artistic exchanges and cooperation.
2022年9月2日，玛拉工艺大学（Universiti Teknologi MARA）的副校长、助理副校长一行人到访吉隆坡ACEC产学研中心，与亚洲一带一路文化教育合作促进会（ACEC Association）执行会长杨程成先生会面，就中国与马来西亚双边的文化、艺术等领域互相交流。