Randy Mulyanto

Randy Mulyanto

Randy Mulyanto is a Taipei-based freelance journalist. His work has appeared in Al Jazeera, BBC, Lowy Institute's The Interpreter, and Vice.

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Taiwan or communism? The Chinese who fled Indonesia and had to choose

Racial discrimination prompted ethnic Chinese to flee Indonesia in the late 1950s. Many chose Taiwan over communist-led mainland China, and not just because of politics.

21 Nov 2019 - 9:38PM

Racial discrimination prompted ethnic Chinese to flee Indonesia in the late 1950s. Many chose Taiwan over communist-led mainland China, and not just because of politics.

Taiwan or communism? The Chinese who fled Indonesia and had to choose
The Chinese who fled Sukarno’s Indonesia to build a new Bali under Mao

A decree by the Indonesian leader 60 years ago sparked an exodus of Chinese. Thousands fled to Mao-era China, where despite the chaos they felt finally at home.

21 Nov 2019 - 9:37PM

A decree by the Indonesian leader 60 years ago sparked an exodus of Chinese. Thousands fled to Mao-era China, where despite the chaos they felt finally at home.

The Chinese who fled Sukarno’s Indonesia to build a new Bali under Mao
Eat your way through Chinatown, Jakarta, from morning until night – steamed chicken noodles, iced coffee, beef soup, tea, Hainan chicken rice, and fish congee

Eat your way through Chinatown from morning till night using our itinerary – steamed chicken noodles for breakfast, beef soup for lunch, Hainan chicken rice for dinner and congee for supper, washed down with coffee and Chinese tea.

16 Oct 2019 - 9:32PM

Eat your way through Chinatown from morning till night using our itinerary – steamed chicken noodles for breakfast, beef soup for lunch, Hainan chicken rice for dinner and congee for supper, washed down with coffee and Chinese tea.

Eat your way through Chinatown, Jakarta, from morning until night – steamed chicken noodles, iced coffee, beef soup, tea, Hainan chicken rice, and fish congee
Chinese in East Timor: former Portuguese colony a model of integration by immigrants from China

Chinese migration to the mainly Catholic territory, then a Portuguese colony, began in the 16th century, and they were better accepted there than in neighbouring Dutch East Indies. About 4,000 Chinese migrants live in the country today.

3 Oct 2019 - 10:45AM

Chinese migration to the mainly Catholic territory, then a Portuguese colony, began in the 16th century, and they were better accepted there than in neighbouring Dutch East Indies. About 4,000 Chinese migrants live in the country today.

Chinese in East Timor: former Portuguese colony a model of integration by immigrants from China
Indonesia’s Joko Widodo promises probe after violent unrest leaves two students dead

Protests over changes to Indonesia’s anti-corruption agency present a difficult balancing act for the president, who must tiptoe the line between conservative elites and populist pressures.

28 Sep 2019 - 10:33PM

Protests over changes to Indonesia’s anti-corruption agency present a difficult balancing act for the president, who must tiptoe the line between conservative elites and populist pressures.

Indonesia’s Joko Widodo promises probe after violent unrest leaves two students dead
In Indonesia, student clashes with police over new laws spark comparisons with Hong Kong

Thousands of students have protested against controversial legal changes that would discriminate against minorities, restrict free speech and hamper graft investigations.

26 Sep 2019 - 10:22AM

Thousands of students have protested against controversial legal changes that would discriminate against minorities, restrict free speech and hamper graft investigations.

In Indonesia, student clashes with police over new laws spark comparisons with Hong Kong
How Hakka Chinese helped build Indonesia, overcoming exclusion and discrimination to serve the country

The Indonesian Hakka Museum in Jakarta is a showcase of the contribution of the Hakka Chinese community to Indonesia over the centuries and sends the message that ethnic Chinese are equal to Indonesia’s other tribes.

11 Sep 2019 - 10:00AM

The Indonesian Hakka Museum in Jakarta is a showcase of the contribution of the Hakka Chinese community to Indonesia over the centuries and sends the message that ethnic Chinese are equal to Indonesia’s other tribes.

How Hakka Chinese helped build Indonesia, overcoming exclusion and discrimination to serve the country
Chinese migrants in East Timor long for home but say Dili is better for earning a living

China was the first country to officially recognise East Timor’s independence in 2002 and today, an estimated 4,000 Chinese migrants are living there, manning shops, restaurants, hotels and even brothels.

30 Aug 2019 - 2:42PM

China was the first country to officially recognise East Timor’s independence in 2002 and today, an estimated 4,000 Chinese migrants are living there, manning shops, restaurants, hotels and even brothels.

Chinese migrants in East Timor long for home but say Dili is better for earning a living
US$16 billion ‘hoax’: reports of Chinese loan for East Timor gas project were politically motivated, says foreign minister

East Timor is looking for international partners to finance its Greater Sunrise gas project, tapping some of the country’s last remaining resources

24 Aug 2019 - 9:16AM

East Timor is looking for international partners to finance its Greater Sunrise gas project, tapping some of the country’s last remaining resources

US$16 billion ‘hoax’: reports of Chinese loan for East Timor gas project were politically motivated, says foreign minister
East Timor’s China friendship won’t compromise its national interests: foreign minister

Dionísio da Costa Babo Soares tells sceptics of Dili’s ties with Beijing that it is not a ‘new, fragile country’ that would be swayed by the largesse of others.

24 Aug 2019 - 9:17AM

Dionísio da Costa Babo Soares tells sceptics of Dili’s ties with Beijing that it is not a ‘new, fragile country’ that would be swayed by the largesse of others.

East Timor’s China friendship won’t compromise its national interests: foreign minister
Can Indonesia’s Chinese-language media be revived?

Suharto, the late Indonesian dictator, banned all Chinese-language education and media in the country. In the years since his resignation, Mandarin news has only had a small audience – but could that be about to change?

8 Jul 2019 - 6:56PM

Suharto, the late Indonesian dictator, banned all Chinese-language education and media in the country. In the years since his resignation, Mandarin news has only had a small audience – but could that be about to change?

Can Indonesia’s Chinese-language media be revived?
Chinese Indonesians in Taiwan struggle with language and identity to find acceptance

Ethnic Chinese have been leaving Indonesia for Taiwan for decades, but because many can’t speak Mandarin and don’t know Chinese traditions, islanders don’t consider them Chinese; after years living there some still feel the pull of Indonesia.

29 May 2019 - 1:18PM

Ethnic Chinese have been leaving Indonesia for Taiwan for decades, but because many can’t speak Mandarin and don’t know Chinese traditions, islanders don’t consider them Chinese; after years living there some still feel the pull of Indonesia.

Chinese Indonesians in Taiwan struggle with language and identity to find acceptance
‘No place like home’: ethnic Chinese who fled Indonesia for Taiwan remember the deadly 1998 riots that changed their lives

Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia were attacked, raped and killed amid a deepening economic crisis in 1998, and researchers estimate thousands fled the country to resettle in places like Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong.

23 May 2019 - 10:42AM

Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia were attacked, raped and killed amid a deepening economic crisis in 1998, and researchers estimate thousands fled the country to resettle in places like Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong.

‘No place like home’: ethnic Chinese who fled Indonesia for Taiwan remember the deadly 1998 riots that changed their lives
May 1998 Jakarta riots against Chinese: ‘We cannot heal what we will not face,’ author of graphic novel says

‘We cannot heal what we will not face,’ says Rani Pramesti, author of digital novel Chinese Whispers about the May 1998 anti-Chinese riots in Jakarta that left over 1,000 people dead and toppled the government of Suharto.

14 May 2019 - 8:41PM

‘We cannot heal what we will not face,’ says Rani Pramesti, author of digital novel Chinese Whispers about the May 1998 anti-Chinese riots in Jakarta that left over 1,000 people dead and toppled the government of Suharto.

May 1998 Jakarta riots against Chinese: ‘We cannot heal what we will not face,’ author of graphic novel says
Meet the ethnic Chinese candidates who could sway the Indonesian election

They are among nearly 8,000 candidates vying for 575 seats in the House of Representatives

16 Apr 2019 - 11:54AM

They are among nearly 8,000 candidates vying for 575 seats in the House of Representatives

Meet the ethnic Chinese candidates who could sway the Indonesian election
Indonesian Chinese still face discrimination. Can one Muslim make a difference this election?

Azmi Abubakar hopes the Indonesian Solidarity Party can lower the level of prejudice among young people. He faces an uphill struggle to get elected on April 17, but there is hope that his message of tolerance will take root.

1 Apr 2019 - 3:09PM

Azmi Abubakar hopes the Indonesian Solidarity Party can lower the level of prejudice among young people. He faces an uphill struggle to get elected on April 17, but there is hope that his message of tolerance will take root.

Indonesian Chinese still face discrimination. Can one Muslim make a difference this election?
The grand houses on Taiwan’s Quemoy islands that were built by its wealthy migrants

Quemoy islanders left their homes in droves from the 17th century, many moving to Southeast Asia. After making their fortunes, many sent money home to their villages and built spectacular residences.

14 Jan 2019 - 10:11AM

Quemoy islanders left their homes in droves from the 17th century, many moving to Southeast Asia. After making their fortunes, many sent money home to their villages and built spectacular residences.

The grand houses on Taiwan’s Quemoy islands that were built by its wealthy migrants
Jakarta’s first and oldest Hakka Chinese restaurant Wong Fu Kie a hidden haven of authentic food and culture

The Chinese community knows where to go for great Hakka food: Wong Fu Kie, a small restaurant with no sign outside that has been serving authentic Hakka dishes since at least 1925 and educating its customers about Chinese culture.

16 Jul 2018 - 11:45AM

The Chinese community knows where to go for great Hakka food: Wong Fu Kie, a small restaurant with no sign outside that has been serving authentic Hakka dishes since at least 1925 and educating its customers about Chinese culture.

Jakarta’s first and oldest Hakka Chinese restaurant Wong Fu Kie a hidden haven of authentic food and culture
Chinese Indonesians work to preserve 700 years of history in Lasem, a ‘Little China’ in Central Java

There was already a thriving Chinese community in Lasem when a captain of Chinese Admiral Zheng He arrived in 1413, and families still own homes little changed since they were built generations ago. Preserving them has become an urgent task

28 May 2018 - 10:24AM

There was already a thriving Chinese community in Lasem when a captain of Chinese Admiral Zheng He arrived in 1413, and families still own homes little changed since they were built generations ago. Preserving them has become an urgent task

Chinese Indonesians work to preserve 700 years of history in Lasem, a ‘Little China’ in Central Java
Fighting prejudice against Indonesia’s ethnic Chinese, museum uses literature to show their role in country’s history

Set up by a Muslim former student activist, the Chinese Indonesian Literature Museum fills an information gap in the history of ethnic Chinese people in Indonesia with its treasure trove of books, newspapers and other documents

19 Mar 2018 - 10:13AM

Set up by a Muslim former student activist, the Chinese Indonesian Literature Museum fills an information gap in the history of ethnic Chinese people in Indonesia with its treasure trove of books, newspapers and other documents

Fighting prejudice against Indonesia’s ethnic Chinese, museum uses literature to show their role in country’s history