A vendor holds a copy of the ‘Indonesia Shangbao’ newspaper in Jakarta. Photo: AFP A vendor holds a copy of the ‘Indonesia Shangbao’ newspaper in Jakarta. Photo: AFP
A vendor holds a copy of the ‘Indonesia Shangbao’ newspaper in Jakarta. Photo: AFP
Leo Suryadinata
Opinion

Opinion

Leo Suryadinata

Why Indonesia’s pro-Beijing Chinese newspapers are on a slow decline

  • Many Chinese newspapers in Indonesia support Beijing’s views, including on Taiwan and Hong Kong, as long as they do not clash with Indonesia’s interests
  • But the Chinese press has little influence on the local Chinese community, and its future is in doubt due to the shrinking readership and advertising revenue

A vendor holds a copy of the ‘Indonesia Shangbao’ newspaper in Jakarta. Photo: AFP A vendor holds a copy of the ‘Indonesia Shangbao’ newspaper in Jakarta. Photo: AFP
A vendor holds a copy of the ‘Indonesia Shangbao’ newspaper in Jakarta. Photo: AFP
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