Indonesian leader Sukarno with China’s Mao Zedong in 1956. File photo Indonesian leader Sukarno with China’s Mao Zedong in 1956. File photo
Indonesian leader Sukarno with China’s Mao Zedong in 1956. File photo

The Chinese who fled Sukarno’s Indonesia to build a new Bali under Mao

  • A presidential decree 60 years ago sparked an exodus of Chinese from the newly independent country
  • Tens of thousands were shipped to Mao-era China, where despite hardships they felt finally at home

Topic |   Chinese overseas
Indonesian leader Sukarno with China’s Mao Zedong in 1956. File photo Indonesian leader Sukarno with China’s Mao Zedong in 1956. File photo
Indonesian leader Sukarno with China’s Mao Zedong in 1956. File photo
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