A China Coast Guard ship is seen from an Indonesian naval vessel during a patrol at Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone sea north of the Natuna Islands in January 2020. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters
A China Coast Guard ship is seen from an Indonesian naval vessel during a patrol at Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone sea north of the Natuna Islands in January 2020. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Opinion

Opinion

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

China is building up its military. Can Indonesia step up to maintain regional security?

  • Despite Xi’s claim of peaceful development, a stronger Chinese military presence will have an impact on Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia
  • Indonesia can boost partnerships within Asean members and other countries to maintain regional security amid tensions in Asia-Pacific region

A China Coast Guard ship is seen from an Indonesian naval vessel during a patrol at Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone sea north of the Natuna Islands in January 2020. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters
A China Coast Guard ship is seen from an Indonesian naval vessel during a patrol at Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone sea north of the Natuna Islands in January 2020. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters
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