Workers wave Chinese flags during China Vice-Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to the Suramadu bridge in Surabaya, East Java, on December 21, 2008. File photo: AFP Workers wave Chinese flags during China Vice-Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to the Suramadu bridge in Surabaya, East Java, on December 21, 2008. File photo: AFP
Workers wave Chinese flags during China Vice-Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to the Suramadu bridge in Surabaya, East Java, on December 21, 2008. File photo: AFP
Leo Suryadinata
Opinion

Opinion

Leo Suryadinata

In Indonesia, new Chinese migrants not as welcome as Chinese cash

  • Since the launch of Belt and Road projects, Indonesia has seen an influx of migrants from China, known as xinyimin
  • As their numbers grow, xinyimin may come into conflict with Chinese-Indonesians and the indigenous population, who see them as exploiters and foreigners

Workers wave Chinese flags during China Vice-Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to the Suramadu bridge in Surabaya, East Java, on December 21, 2008. File photo: AFP Workers wave Chinese flags during China Vice-Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to the Suramadu bridge in Surabaya, East Java, on December 21, 2008. File photo: AFP
Workers wave Chinese flags during China Vice-Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to the Suramadu bridge in Surabaya, East Java, on December 21, 2008. File photo: AFP
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