An Indonesian pupil holds a chick, given by local officials as part of a programme to wean schoolchildren off smartphones, in Bandung, West Java. Photo: AFP

Indonesia trials gift of chicks to wean children off of smartphones

  • Around 2,000 four-day-old chicks will be handed out to pupils in Bandung in the coming weeks in an attempt to distract them from their gadgets
  • Authorities in the city, around 150 kilometres southeast of the capital Jakarta, have dubbed the unusual project ‘chickenisation’
Topic |   Indonesia

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An Indonesian pupil holds a chick, given by local officials as part of a programme to wean schoolchildren off smartphones, in Bandung, West Java. Photo: AFP
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Indonesian leader Sukarno with China’s Mao Zedong in 1956. File photo

The Chinese who fled Sukarno’s Indonesia to build a new Bali under Mao

  • A presidential decree 60 years ago sparked an exodus of Chinese from the newly independent country
  • Tens of thousands were shipped to Mao-era China, where despite hardships they felt finally at home
Topic |   Chinese overseas

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Indonesian leader Sukarno with China’s Mao Zedong in 1956. File photo
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