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

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