A fisherman repairs his sail with Mount Agung volcano in the background in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia. Chinese tourism numbers are up for the year on the Indonesian island, but the threat of a volcanic eruption is causing many cancellations. Photo: AP

Move over Aussies, the Chinese are coming. And Indonesia can’t get enough of them

Bali volcano scare is only a blip as the number of Chinese tourists to Indonesia continues to rise exponentially

Topic |   Chinese tourists

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A fisherman repairs his sail with Mount Agung volcano in the background in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia. Chinese tourism numbers are up for the year on the Indonesian island, but the threat of a volcanic eruption is causing many cancellations. Photo: AP
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Jeffrey Hutton

Jeffrey Hutton

Jeff is based in Jakarta where he specializes in political, economic and human rights issues. He got his start in the late 1990s in Tokyo where he was a subeditor at the English edition of the Mainichi Shimbun. He went on to join Bloomberg News in Tokyo and then the Australian Financial Review in Sydney. Recently he started satupelangi.org, a website devoted to LGBT issues in Indonesia.