Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his contender Prabowo Subianto mark the kick off of the campaign period. Photo: APIndonesian President Joko Widodo and his contender Prabowo Subianto mark the kick off of the campaign period. Photo: AP
Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his contender Prabowo Subianto mark the kick off of the campaign period. Photo: AP
Hui Yew-Foong
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Hui Yew-Foong

Why China’s belt and road could be a surprise winner of the Indonesian presidential election

  • Joko Widodo has welcomed Beijing’s global infrastructure plan, while rival Prabowo Subianto has been pushing for a “better deal” for Indonesians
  • But the president is yet to gain any political dividends from China’s projects, while Subianto’s hostility may only be a form of political positioning

Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his contender Prabowo Subianto mark the kick off of the campaign period. Photo: APIndonesian President Joko Widodo and his contender Prabowo Subianto mark the kick off of the campaign period. Photo: AP
Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his contender Prabowo Subianto mark the kick off of the campaign period. Photo: AP
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