Kevin Mardhi and his wife, Martha Tanudjaya, with their five-year-old daughter Ziva in Jakarta. Mardhi speaks Bahasa Indonesia and English, while Tanudjaya also speaks Chinese. Ziva is learning Chinese and English. Photo: Andra Fembriarto

Why more Chinese Indonesians are learning Mandarin, and nurturing their children’s sense of belonging to Chinese culture

Their culture was repressed for decades under Suharto’s anti-Chinese policy, but nowadays Chinese Indonesians are learning Mandarin and educating their children in the language. While most identify as Indonesian, China’s rise makes them proud

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Kevin Mardhi and his wife, Martha Tanudjaya, with their five-year-old daughter Ziva in Jakarta. Mardhi speaks Bahasa Indonesia and English, while Tanudjaya also speaks Chinese. Ziva is learning Chinese and English. Photo: Andra Fembriarto
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