A China Coast Guard ship is seen from an Indonesian naval ship during a patrol in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone north of Natuna island on January 11. Photo: Reuters
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Opinion

Opinion

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Dikanaya Tarahita

As Indonesia stands up to China in the Natuna islands, can Japan come to the rescue?

  • Indonesia recently forced Chinese fishing vessels from its waters as it held meetings with Japan’s foreign minister to strengthen ties
  • But will Indonesia’s closer links with Japan help it face off against China? Especially as Tokyo’s relationship with Beijing improves
A China Coast Guard ship is seen from an Indonesian naval ship during a patrol in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone north of Natuna island on January 11. Photo: Reuters
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