A miner at the Tarahan coal port in Lampung province, Indonesia. The US-China trade war could hit Indonesia’s raw goods exports. Photo: Reuters
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Opinion

Opinion

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

US-China trade war: Vietnam might get Apple, but Indonesia can get a bite of the action, too

  • Countries like Vietnam stand to benefit as companies like Apple leave China for more profitable markets
  • But for Indonesia to benefit, some innovative, outward-looking policy decisions will be needed

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A miner at the Tarahan coal port in Lampung province, Indonesia. The US-China trade war could hit Indonesia’s raw goods exports. Photo: Reuters
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United States President Donald Trump arrives in Hanoi in 2017. Photo: AFP

Vietnam has a new partner in its old rivalry with China – the US

  • A mutual suspicion of Beijing’s rising clout, particularly in the South China Sea, has led to deeper military cooperation between Hanoi and Washington
  • But non-aligned Vietnam’s foreign policy doctrine still places constraints on its defence ties, and precludes any formal alliance
Topic |   China military

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United States President Donald Trump arrives in Hanoi in 2017. Photo: AFP
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