China and Indonesia conduct joint naval exercises in the waters off Jakarta in May. Photo: Handout China and Indonesia conduct joint naval exercises in the waters off Jakarta in May. Photo: Handout
China and Indonesia conduct joint naval exercises in the waters off Jakarta in May. Photo: Handout
Indonesia

Indonesia inching closer to Beijing, if South China Sea doesn’t ‘blow up’ ties

  • A high-level dialogue between China and Indonesia aims to boost their relationship in areas including Covid-19 vaccines and Belt and Road projects, in a move that could speed up Chinese investment in the country
  • But Indonesia remains wary of Chinese ‘assertiveness’, experts say, and Bejing’s actions in Xinjiang and at sea could yet prove sticking points

Topic |   Indonesia
China and Indonesia conduct joint naval exercises in the waters off Jakarta in May. Photo: Handout China and Indonesia conduct joint naval exercises in the waters off Jakarta in May. Photo: Handout
China and Indonesia conduct joint naval exercises in the waters off Jakarta in May. Photo: Handout
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