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China wants to learn from Malaysia's experience in developing its islands into major international tourist destinations, while also preserving the island's eco-system.
A Chinese delegation led by the head of China's top tourism administration Shao Qiwei, arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. Shao Qiwei said Malaysia's experience in this area is important for China which wants to develop its Hainan Island into a popular tourist destination.
Malaysia's tourism department said it will consider co-operating with China, to develop cruise tourism as a new product. The Chinese delegation will also visit Pangkor and Langkawi Island.