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The Complicated Politics of Chinese Workers in Indonesia
June 26, 2020

The Complicated Politics of Chinese Workers in Indonesia

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Dikanaya Tarahita
The new wave of Chinese migrants has ignited criticism among many segments in Indonesian society – including Chinese Indonesians.

Why Isn’t Indonesia Seeking China’s Funding for Its New Capital?
April 03, 2020

Why Isn’t Indonesia Seeking China’s Funding for Its New Capital?

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Dimas Permadi
Indonesia prefers to partner with other countries, not China, in building its new capital city. That's a wake-up call for Beijing.
Indonesia’s Natuna Challenge
March 13, 2020

Indonesia’s Natuna Challenge

By Nabiha Shahab
Illegal fishing – including by Chinese vessels – continues to be a problem in the Natuna Sea.

Indonesia, China, and the Natuna Linchpin
March 01, 2020

Indonesia, China, and the Natuna Linchpin

By Evan A. Laksmana
Can Indonesia develop a strategy to confront China’s long game in the Natunas and the South China Sea?

Coronavirus Takes Its Toll on China-Indonesia Relations
February 15, 2020

Coronavirus Takes Its Toll on China-Indonesia Relations

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Dikanaya Tarahita
Indonesia’s travel ban could impact not only economic but political ties between the two countries.

Jokowi 2.0: Indonesia Amid US-China Competition
November 12, 2019

Jokowi 2.0: Indonesia Amid US-China Competition

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Bridget Welsh.

Understanding Indonesians’ Souring Sentiment Toward China
June 06, 2019

Understanding Indonesians’ Souring Sentiment Toward China

By Dikanaya Tarahita and Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Longstanding anti-Chinese prejudices, coupled with foreign policy fears, are bringing down China’s image among Indonesians.
Chinese Culture Gradually Penetrates Indonesia
April 18, 2019

Chinese Culture Gradually Penetrates Indonesia

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Cultural activities are also a key part of the BRI, even though their influence remains limited so far.

The Belt and Road: The Good, the Bad, and the Mixed
April 15, 2019

The Belt and Road: The Good, the Bad, and the Mixed

By Angela Tritto and Alvin Camba
Demystifying China’s Belt and Road Initiative through 3 case studies.

How Can Indonesia Take Advantage of the Belt and Road's Opportunities?
March 20, 2019

How Can Indonesia Take Advantage of the Belt and Road's Opportunities?

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Andry Satrio Nugroho
The BRI is a double-edged sword, how can Indonesia take advantage of the benefits and avoid the pitfalls?

China’s Educational Expansion in Indonesia
February 15, 2019

China’s Educational Expansion in Indonesia

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
China’s educational foothold in Indonesia is growing, but is it helpful for Chinese economic interests?
Are Indonesia and Malaysia Ready to Stand up for China’s Muslims?
January 28, 2019

Are Indonesia and Malaysia Ready to Stand up for China’s Muslims?

By Nithin Coca
The two Southeast Asian states might be the best hope for pressure from the Islamic world.

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