Supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto clash with riot police in Jakarta in May. Photo: AP Supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto clash with riot police in Jakarta in May. Photo: AP
Supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto clash with riot police in Jakarta in May. Photo: AP

What’s driving Indonesian paranoia over Chinese workers?

  • The number of Chinese workers in Indonesia is tiny, yet they are often the target of fake news – as in the post-election riots that killed 8 people in Jakarta
  • This distrust is rooted in history, culture and colonialism

Topic |   Chinese overseas
Supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto clash with riot police in Jakarta in May. Photo: AP Supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto clash with riot police in Jakarta in May. Photo: AP
Supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto clash with riot police in Jakarta in May. Photo: AP
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