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‘Kingdoms of women’: how modernity threatens Asia’s female-centric societies

Communities centred around women have existed for centuries in China, India and Indonesia, but an influx of tourists, technology and new ideas is rapidly changing their way of life.

Communities centred around women have existed for centuries in China, India and Indonesia, but an influx of tourists, technology and new ideas is rapidly changing their way of life.

‘Kingdoms of women’: how modernity threatens Asia’s female-centric societies
8 Mar 2020 - 4:22PM
The Komodo dragon town in Indonesia that Jokowi wants Chinese tourists to visit

Indonesia hopes its famous reptiles will lure Chinese tourists to the ‘super premium’ site of Labuan Bajo. Just one problem: nobody told the locals what ‘premium’ means.

Indonesia hopes its famous reptiles will lure Chinese tourists to the ‘super premium’ site of Labuan Bajo. Just one problem: nobody told the locals what ‘premium’ means.

The Komodo dragon town in Indonesia that Jokowi wants Chinese tourists to visit
14 Feb 2020 - 5:42PM
Indonesia fears economic hit after banning live animal imports from China over coronavirus fears

China is Indonesia’s biggest trading partner and top export destination – with US$28 billion in exports last year alone. Just US$314,295 worth of live animals came the other way over the same time period, however.

China is Indonesia’s biggest trading partner and top export destination – with US$28 billion in exports last year alone. Just US$314,295 worth of live animals came the other way over the same time period, however.

Indonesia fears economic hit after banning live animal imports from China over coronavirus fears
8 Feb 2020 - 11:10PM
Garuda Indonesia battles cabin crew abuse allegations after ‘Harleygate’ crisis

After the unceremonious sacking of its CEO over a motorbike smuggling scandal, Indonesia’s flagship carrier is now facing fresh accusations of mismanagement and employee mistreatment.

After the unceremonious sacking of its CEO over a motorbike smuggling scandal, Indonesia’s flagship carrier is now facing fresh accusations of mismanagement and employee mistreatment.

Garuda Indonesia battles cabin crew abuse allegations after ‘Harleygate’ crisis
13 Dec 2019 - 3:09PM
As Ahok takes reins at Indonesia’s state energy giant Pertamina, a corruption case lingers

Former CEO Karen Agustiawan is awaiting the outcome of her final appeal against a graft conviction, a case analysts say reflects the challenges of running state-owned enterprises.

Former CEO Karen Agustiawan is awaiting the outcome of her final appeal against a graft conviction, a case analysts say reflects the challenges of running state-owned enterprises.

As Ahok takes reins at Indonesia’s state energy giant Pertamina, a corruption case lingers
12 Dec 2019 - 9:32AM
Indonesia’s Ahok bags top job at state energy giant Pertamina – is a return to politics next?

Former Jakarta governor is named new president commissioner at oil and gas enterprise, but talk in the capital is about whether the move signals a political comeback.

Former Jakarta governor is named new president commissioner at oil and gas enterprise, but talk in the capital is about whether the move signals a political comeback.

Indonesia’s Ahok bags top job at state energy giant Pertamina – is a return to politics next?
23 Nov 2019 - 9:52PM
Indonesian developer Bakrieland to partner Chinese firm on US$350 million Jakarta complex

The development would mark China Construction First Group’s first foray into Southeast Asia’s largest economy.

The development would mark China Construction First Group’s first foray into Southeast Asia’s largest economy.

Indonesian developer Bakrieland to partner Chinese firm on US$350 million Jakarta complex
6 Aug 2019 - 4:50PM
Indonesia courts Hong Kong investors to build toll roads on Java as part of Widodo’s ambitious infrastructure plans

President Joko Widodo is aiming to build motorways worth US$70 billion and stretching across 5,400km to modernise Indonesia and boost economic growth.

President Joko Widodo is aiming to build motorways worth US$70 billion and stretching across 5,400km to modernise Indonesia and boost economic growth.

Indonesia courts Hong Kong investors to build toll roads on Java as part of Widodo’s ambitious infrastructure plans
23 Jul 2019 - 7:48AM
Sinking captured fishing boats is deterrent, not retaliation, Indonesia says after South China Sea clash with Vietnam

Fisheries minister says move is continuation of long-standing policy laid out by President Joko Widodo, after Indonesia on Monday accused a Vietnamese coastguard patrol boat of ramming into one of its navy vessels.

Fisheries minister says move is continuation of long-standing policy laid out by President Joko Widodo, after Indonesia on Monday accused a Vietnamese coastguard patrol boat of ramming into one of its navy vessels.

Sinking captured fishing boats is deterrent, not retaliation, Indonesia says after South China Sea clash with Vietnam
2 May 2019 - 9:17PM
Indonesia election: Prabowo’s adviser says Jokowi is too good to China, country needs new friends

Former Minister Rizal Ramli, who now advises presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto, claims that Chinese goods and workers are flooding the country. Analysts have a different take on the state of the economy

Former Minister Rizal Ramli, who now advises presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto, claims that Chinese goods and workers are flooding the country. Analysts have a different take on the state of the economy

Indonesia election: Prabowo’s adviser says Jokowi is too good to China, country needs new friends
12 Dec 2019 - 2:21PM
Shenzhen-listed textile firm’s Indonesia investment fuels hopes of silver lining in US-China trade war

Jiangsu Lianfa Textile’s investment of at least US$350 million in a Central Java factory is sparking hopes Indonesia will play host to firms seeking to shift their production centres to avoid trade tariffs.

Jiangsu Lianfa Textile’s investment of at least US$350 million in a Central Java factory is sparking hopes Indonesia will play host to firms seeking to shift their production centres to avoid trade tariffs.

Shenzhen-listed textile firm’s Indonesia investment fuels hopes of silver lining in US-China trade war
4 Apr 2019 - 10:37PM
Indonesia eyes US$7.7 billion investment in three new special economic zones

The government also aims to create 120,000 jobs in East Kalimantan, North Sulawesi, and North Maluku by 2025.

The government also aims to create 120,000 jobs in East Kalimantan, North Sulawesi, and North Maluku by 2025.

Indonesia eyes US$7.7 billion investment in three new special economic zones
2 Apr 2019 - 9:42AM
Garuda Indonesia comes under state pressure to cut airfares, as Joko Widodo seeks re-election

Domestic airlines already slashed airfares in January but a trusted minister of President Joko Widodo said it was not enough. Some analysts have criticised the government’s interference as a populist move ahead of elections.

Domestic airlines already slashed airfares in January but a trusted minister of President Joko Widodo said it was not enough. Some analysts have criticised the government’s interference as a populist move ahead of elections.

Garuda Indonesia comes under state pressure to cut airfares, as Joko Widodo seeks re-election
28 Mar 2019 - 10:19PM