Apart from economic and cultural benefits, the initiative is the best hope we have for evolving a planet that is not dominated by a few.
Prime minister says he now has a clearer perspective of the development plan and supported it as it will benefit the country.
Dr Mahathir tiba di Beijing 3 hari lepas untuk lawatan kerja 5 hari ke China.
Beijing's communist rulers have lavished the poor but strategically useful kingdom with aid and loans.
Ex-envoy Dennis Ignatius says Beijing is sending signals that it will back Chinese firms wanting to protect their interests.
Economist says one off cash handouts ahead of GE14, flagship rail projects such as the ECRL and strong investment flow into Malaysia will contribute substantially to upbeat growth forecast.
Gains for China, such as access to key markets and tackling overcapacity in domestic industries, are often more obvious than those for their partners.
It is important for Putrajaya to manage the Belt and Road Initiative properly so that Malaysia gets the benefits without getting burnt, says academic.
The Labuan International Business and Financial Centre will be taking part in the One Belt One Road roadshow in Beijing.
With China's One Belt One Road initiatives gaining acceptance among the regional economies, there seems to be a new and coordinated drive among Kra Canal proponents for the project's speedy realisation.
Asean Business Club president Munir Majid calls for less negativity as in the past many had slammed Japanese investments too but it helped industrialise Malaysia.
Growing dependence underscores China's dominance in the region.
However, settlement's headman, Richard Hendricks, says project will benefit the state and create opportunities for its people.
Menteri pengangkutan berkata kerjasama ini membuka laluan untuk masa depan baik dalam memanfaatkan sumber dan potensi rakyat
For China, the project is another expansion of its soft power in Malaysia, and is critical for China's geopolitical and strategic interests.
Academic says the presence of Chinese universities such as Xiamen University Malaysia should not trigger the same concerns as China's development projects here.
Armed with trillions of dollars of savings, China is rapidly accumulating foreign assets as it transforms into a global power.
Wong Chen links China's apparent loss of interest in Bandar Malaysia to removal of TPPA threat.
Following meeting with Prime Minister Najib Razak, Chinese President Xi Jianping praises Malaysia for early support of One Belt, One Road initiative.
Veteran economist says only projects which suit China's geo-political needs will be prioritised, while PKR MP predicts tough times for Tun Razak Exchange project.
Centre will assist interested local businesses which want to work on China's One Belt One Road (Obor) projects.
Economist says China won't stand in the way of projects under the One Belt One Road initiative.