An Indonesian health care worker prepares a dose of China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine at a drive-through vaccination centre in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters An Indonesian health care worker prepares a dose of China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine at a drive-through vaccination centre in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters
An Indonesian health care worker prepares a dose of China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine at a drive-through vaccination centre in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters
Ardhitya Eduard Yeremia
Opinion

Opinion

Ardhitya Eduard Yeremia and Klaus Heinrich Raditio

Indonesia’s vaccine cooperation with Beijing won’t compromise Unclos commitment in South China Sea

  • China began offering vaccine assistance to Southeast Asian countries in October and its pandemic assistance in the region has been unparalleled
  • It has raised concerns that Jakarta could be persuaded to soften its position on the South China Sea territorial dispute

An Indonesian health care worker prepares a dose of China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine at a drive-through vaccination centre in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters An Indonesian health care worker prepares a dose of China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine at a drive-through vaccination centre in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters
An Indonesian health care worker prepares a dose of China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine at a drive-through vaccination centre in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters
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Ardhitya Eduard Yeremia

Ardhitya Eduard Yeremia

Ardhitya Eduard Yeremia is a lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Universitas Indonesia.

Klaus Heinrich Raditio

Klaus Heinrich Raditio

Klaus Heinrich Raditio is an independent researcher and the author of Understanding China’s Behaviour in the South China Sea: A Defensive Realist Perspective (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)