A Chinese Coast Guard vessel is seen from an Indonesian naval ship during a patrol in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone north of its Natuna Island, on January 11. Photo: ReutersA Chinese Coast Guard vessel is seen from an Indonesian naval ship during a patrol in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone north of its Natuna Island, on January 11. Photo: Reuters
A Chinese Coast Guard vessel is seen from an Indonesian naval ship during a patrol in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone north of its Natuna Island, on January 11. Photo: Reuters

Letters | Why China is not about to see Indonesia lead Asean in South China Sea defiance

  • Indonesia’s principal security concern is internal stability. To maintain that stability, it needs rapid economic growth and China provides significant aid and investment

Topic |   South China Sea
A Chinese Coast Guard vessel is seen from an Indonesian naval ship during a patrol in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone north of its Natuna Island, on January 11. Photo: ReutersA Chinese Coast Guard vessel is seen from an Indonesian naval ship during a patrol in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone north of its Natuna Island, on January 11. Photo: Reuters
A Chinese Coast Guard vessel is seen from an Indonesian naval ship during a patrol in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone north of its Natuna Island, on January 11. Photo: Reuters
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