Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo. Photo: AFP
Hui Yew-Foong
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Hui Yew-Foong

As belt and road investments flow into Indonesia, Chinese firms must learn to navigate culture shock

  • The Indonesian business operating environment is vastly different from China’s rigidly hierarchical one
  • Mainland investors, especially those looking to tap into Indonesia’s 269-million-strong consumer market, must overcome cultural differences to succeed in the country

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo. Photo: AFP
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Tom Lembong, head of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board.

Indonesia forecasts multibillion-dollar belt and road investments in four growth regions

  • Speaking on the sidelines of last week’s forum, the country’s investment minister says he finds Beijing’s openness to feedback ‘highly encouraging’
  • ‘I believe in the next five to 10 years, belt and road will stimulate additional investment in probably tens of billions of dollars,’ Tom Lembong said
Topic |   Belt and Road: 2019 Forum

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Tom Lembong, head of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board.
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