President Joko Widodo of Indonesia with President Xi Jinping of China at the G20 summit in Osaka in 2019. Indonesia has seen rapid investment by China under Widodo’s administration. Photo: Reuters President Joko Widodo of Indonesia with President Xi Jinping of China at the G20 summit in Osaka in 2019. Indonesia has seen rapid investment by China under Widodo’s administration. Photo: Reuters
President Joko Widodo of Indonesia with President Xi Jinping of China at the G20 summit in Osaka in 2019. Indonesia has seen rapid investment by China under Widodo’s administration. Photo: Reuters
Siwage Dharma Negara
Opinion

Opinion

Siwage Dharma Negara and Tham Siew Yean

Have Chinese investments in Indonesian and Malaysian industrial estates brought long-term gains?

  • The two countries have welcomed Chinese investment to boost industrial capacity and develop outlying regions
  • The investments have paid off through increased taxes, jobs and economic activity, but questions remain over technology transfers, environmental concerns and Chinese workers

President Joko Widodo of Indonesia with President Xi Jinping of China at the G20 summit in Osaka in 2019. Indonesia has seen rapid investment by China under Widodo’s administration. Photo: Reuters President Joko Widodo of Indonesia with President Xi Jinping of China at the G20 summit in Osaka in 2019. Indonesia has seen rapid investment by China under Widodo’s administration. Photo: Reuters
President Joko Widodo of Indonesia with President Xi Jinping of China at the G20 summit in Osaka in 2019. Indonesia has seen rapid investment by China under Widodo’s administration. Photo: Reuters
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