China Reaffirms Ties with Indonesia

As tensions with Hanoi and Manila flare over the South China Sea, Beijing is now reaching out to other Southeast Asian countries and attempting to build better bilateral relations, according to China Daily: Foreign Minister Yang...

China Seeks to Silence Dissent Overseas

The predicament of a radio station run by Indonesian Falun Gong practitioners demonstrates China’s growing global influence, and its willingness to wield it against perceived opponents abroad. From The Washington Post:...

Obama and China Play Rival Suitors to Indonesia

As President Obama visits his boyhood home of Indonesia, the New York Times looks at the growing rivalry between the U.S. and China to influence the country: As the United States and China step up their rivalry in Southeast...

Indonesians Seek Words to Attract China’s Favor

Some leaders in Indonesia are preparing children for future business careers working with China by enforcing Mandarin classes in local schools. From the New York Times: In classrooms here, girls in white head scarves and boys in...

Indonesia’s Resources Appeal Grows on China

From Reuters: PetroChina (601857.SS) (0857.HK) (PTR.N), Sinopec (600028.SS) (0386.HK) (SNP.N), Sinosteel, Minmetals and China Investment Corp (CIC), a $300 billion sovereign wealth fund, are all aggressively scouring South East...

Ary Hermawan: Muslim Nations Told to Help Uighurs

From the Jakarta Post: The Indonesian Chinese Muslim Association (PITI) has criticized China’s brutality against the Uighur Muslim minority, and regretted the silence of Muslim nations ignore the group’s decades of...



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