Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo and China’s President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Osaka in June 2019. Photo: Reuters Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo and China’s President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Osaka in June 2019. Photo: Reuters
Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo and China’s President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Osaka in June 2019. Photo: Reuters
Lynn Lee
Opinion

Opinion

Lynn Lee

For China and Indonesia, a delicate balancing act for better ties

  • Beijing and Jakarta haven’t always had a smooth friendship, with domestic political dynamics being a major driver of Indonesia’s foreign policy
  • But China needs to navigate its relationship with Southeast Asia’s largest economy on new terms it has hitherto been unused to in dealing with Asia

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo and China’s President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Osaka in June 2019. Photo: Reuters Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo and China’s President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Osaka in June 2019. Photo: Reuters
Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo and China’s President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Osaka in June 2019. Photo: Reuters
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Lynn Lee

Lynn Lee

Lynn Lee is the Post's Asia Editor, and deputy editor of its This Week in Asia magazine. She has 15 years of experience spanning journalism, corporate communications and public affairs in Singapore and Indonesia. Lynn studied East Asian studies and international relations in the United States.