October 15, 2020
Indonesian Special Envoy Visits China in Show of Cooperation
By Eleanor Albert
As Indonesia and China mark 70 years of relations, ties are marked by a tension between economic cooperation and ongoing maritime frictions.
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.
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.
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.
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?