Ethnic Chinese Indonesians perform a dragon dance in Jakarta. Under Suharto, celebrating Chinese culture was banned. Photo: AFP

Indonesian Chinese still face discrimination 20 years after Reformasi

The fall of Suharto was marked by anti-Chinese riots that killed 1,000. Twenty years on, violent repression is in the past, yet resentment of a largely Christian community in a largely Muslim country remains

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Ethnic Chinese Indonesians perform a dragon dance in Jakarta. Under Suharto, celebrating Chinese culture was banned. Photo: AFP
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Jeffrey Hutton

Jeffrey Hutton

Jeff is based in Jakarta where he specializes in political, economic and human rights issues. He got his start in the late 1990s in Tokyo where he was a subeditor at the English edition of the Mainichi Shimbun. He went on to join Bloomberg News in Tokyo and then the Australian Financial Review in Sydney. Recently he started satupelangi.org, a website devoted to LGBT issues in Indonesia.