An ethnic Chinese shop owner inspects the damage to his shop after a spate of looting in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1998. As Indonesia marks 75 years of independence this month, Chinese Indonesians are hoping to guide their country to a brighter future. Photo: Getty Images
An ethnic Chinese shop owner inspects the damage to his shop after a spate of looting in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1998. As Indonesia marks 75 years of independence this month, Chinese Indonesians are hoping to guide their country to a brighter future. Photo: Getty Images
Indonesia

How Chinese Indonesians hope to help guide country to a better future as it celebrates 75 years of independence

  • Many young ethnic Chinese citizens are getting involved in politics and activism in Indonesia to help their nation grow and develop
  • But questions remain as to whether the country has laid to rest its dark past of racial and religious tensions

An ethnic Chinese shop owner inspects the damage to his shop after a spate of looting in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1998. As Indonesia marks 75 years of independence this month, Chinese Indonesians are hoping to guide their country to a brighter future. Photo: Getty Images
An ethnic Chinese shop owner inspects the damage to his shop after a spate of looting in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1998. As Indonesia marks 75 years of independence this month, Chinese Indonesians are hoping to guide their country to a brighter future. Photo: Getty Images
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