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Mario Mancuso
Opinion

Opinion

Mario Mancuso

Israel has reached ‘peak China’ – US pressure and domestic concerns mean relations won’t improve from here

  • US-China rivalry, Israel’s growing concerns over security and technology, plus its disapproval of Beijing’s ties to Iran, mean flourishing Sino-Israeli relations have nowhere to go but down

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his contender Prabowo Subianto mark the kick off of the campaign period. Photo: AP
Hui Yew-Foong
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Hui Yew-Foong

Why China’s belt and road could be a surprise winner of the Indonesian presidential election

  • Joko Widodo has welcomed Beijing’s global infrastructure plan, while rival Prabowo Subianto has been pushing for a “better deal” for Indonesians
  • But the president is yet to gain any political dividends from China’s projects, while Subianto’s hostility may only be a form of political positioning

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his contender Prabowo Subianto mark the kick off of the campaign period. Photo: AP
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