Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects troops during his visit to the Natuna Islands on January 8. Photo: AP

Chinese fishing vessels in spat with Indonesia leave Natunas. Friends again?

  • Army reconnaissance shows the Chinese ships have left waters around the islands, located in the South China Sea off the coast of Borneo
  • Jakarta and Beijing on Wednesday said escalating maritime tensions will not affect Chinese investment in the Southeast Asian nation
Topic |   South China Sea

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects troops during his visit to the Natuna Islands on January 8. Photo: AP
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Joe Cochrane

Joe Cochrane

Joe Cochrane is an award-winning Jakarta-based foreign correspondent, editor and former war correspondent.