Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: EPA Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: EPA
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: EPA
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat, Ramadha Valentine and Dimas Permadi

Why Indonesia’s the winner of the next China-Japan economic battle

  • Jakarta is in the middle of a tug of war between Beijing and Tokyo for economic influence
  • As recent investment figures make clear, that’s an enviable place to be

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: EPA Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: EPA
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: EPA
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Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat is an academic at Universitas Islam Indonesia and is a researcher associate at Jakarta-based Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF). His research focuses on China's foreign policy in Indonesia and the Middle East. He completed his PhD on the Belt and Road Initiatives in the Gulf at the University of Manchester in 2018.