Workers reinforce steel for a section of the China-financed Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway. Photo: Reuters
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Opinion

Opinion

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Indonesia could be Beijing’s best belt and road friend

  • Indonesia needs Chinese investment to close its gaping infrastructure gap so that development can be distributed equally across the archipelago
  • But China also needs Indonesia to reach its economic goals overseas, say Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Dikanaya Tarahita

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Workers reinforce steel for a section of the China-financed Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway. Photo: Reuters
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