An anti-Chinese demonstration in Jakarta, 1967. Photo: AFP

Taiwan or communism? The Chinese who fled Indonesia and had to choose

  • Racial discrimination prompted ethnic Chinese to flee Indonesia in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Many opted for Taiwan over communist-led mainland China – and not just because of politics
Topic |   Chinese overseas

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An anti-Chinese demonstration in Jakarta, 1967. Photo: AFP
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Randy Mulyanto

Randy Mulyanto

Randy Mulyanto is a Taipei-based freelance journalist. His work has appeared in Al Jazeera, BBC, Lowy Institute's The Interpreter, and Vice.