China extends visa-free policy for Malaysians until end of 2025

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By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 9: The Chinese ambassador to Malaysia, Ouyang Yujing, recently confirmed that visa-free travel to China for Malaysian citizens has been extended until the end of 2025.

According to The Star, Ouyang made the announcement during his speech at the Malaysia-China Commemorative Forum launch on Tuesday (May 7) in Kuala Lumpur.


“Just yesterday (Monday), Chinese President Xi Jinping announced in France that the visa-free policy for citizens from 12 countries, including Malaysia, to come to China will be extended until the end of 2025.

“This will further promote the exchange and cooperation in our two countries,” he was quoted as saying in the news report.

Based on reports, on Monday (May 6), Xi said in France that China has decided to extend visa exemption entry for citizens from 12 countries on short-term visits to China until the end of 2025.

He made the announcement during the closing ceremony of the Sixth Meeting of China-France Business Council.

The 15-day visa-free policy would allow Malaysian citizens with ordinary passports to enter China for business, tourism, family visits, and transit.

China first announced visa-free travel for six European countries and Malaysia on Nov 24 of last year, which will last until Nov 30, 2024. — DayakDaily