Articles by China-Indonesia Studies

ring Breakthroughs in China-ASEAN relations.” Australian Outlook, 8 September 2023.

“Horror in the Sea.” Stratsea, 28 August 2023.

“The China-Indonesia-Russia Trilateral Meeting and What it Means.” Australian Outlook. 8 August 2023.

“Chinese Workers in Indonesia Need Protection, Too.” The Diplomat. 4 August 2023.

“Jokowi’s China visit – new deals, old problems.” Indonesia at Melbourne. 3 August 2023.

“Why Indonesia Should be Cautious in Extending its High-Speed Railway.” The Diplomat. 18 July 2023.

“Mixue on the march: ice cream serves soft power for China in Southeast Asia.” The Conversation. 17 July 2023.

“Presidential Candidate Ganjar Pranowo Promises a Strong Lean Toward China.” Australian Outlook. 14 July 2023.

“Prabowo and China.” Stratsea. 12 July 2023.

“Why Indonesian Presidential Candidate Anies Baswedan is Likely Bad News for China.” Australian Outlook. 8 June 2023.

“Indonesia should reject China’s request to put state budget as collateral for Jakarta-Bandung high-speed train project.” The Conversation. 3 May 2023.

“China is Still Far-off from Becoming Indonesia’s Partner in Energy Transition.” Stratsea. 17 April 2023.

“Indonesia-China: a smart city can make for clever politics.” Lowy Institute. 4 April 2023.

“Accidents on Chinese projects are rampant, but why does Indonesia’s economy still depend on China?” The Conversation. 31 March 2023.

“Why Indonesia is wary of China’s new development, security initiatives?” South China Morning Post. 12 February 2023.

“Two Ways Indonesia is Helping China Persecute the Uyghurs.” The Diplomat. 8 February 2023.

“Indonesia Newly Aggressive in South China Sea.” Asia Sentinel. 8 February 2023.

“Indonesia Uneasily Welcomes Chinese Tourists.” Asia Sentinel. 20 January 2022.

“Chinese and Indonesian Workers Clash at Indonesian Nickel Plant.” The Diplomat. 17 January 2023.

“China Earns a Black Eye in Indonesian Palm Oil.” Asia Sentinel. 17 January 2023.

“China is building up its military. Can Indonesia step up to maintain regional security?” South China Morning Post. 14 January 2023.

“China-led Dam Project Under Fire in Sumatra.” Asia Sentinel. 3 January 2023. 

“Overview of Indonesia-Taiwan ties in 2022.” Taipei Times. 28 December 2022.

“China-Indonesia Relations in 2022: A Year in Review.” Stratsea. 26 December 2022.

“Two Killed on Indonesia’s ill-Starred High-Speed Rail Project.” Asia Sentinel. 22 December 2022.

“What Protests in China Really Mean for Indonesia.” Fair Observer. 18 December 2022.

“Xi Jinping’s reelection may help Indonesian economy, but protests may worsen anti-Chinese sentiments.” The Conversation. 13 December 2022.

“Getting the narrative right: China’s media reach in Indonesia.” Lowy Institute. 29 November 2022.

“Indonesia’s ‘second-home’ visa policy provokes anger over potential Chinese influx.” Asia Sentinel. 22 November 2022.

“Putting food at the heart of China-Indonesia relations.” Lowy Institute. 16 November 2022.

“China’s Expanding Health Diplomacy in Indonesia.” The Diplomat. 16 November 2022.

“Should Indonesia Join BRICS?” Stratsea. 14 November 2022.

“China-US Rivalry Muted at ASEAN Conclave.” Asia Sentinel. 13 November 2022.

“Indonesia Ducks Uyghur Issue in United Nations.” Asia Sentinel. 10 October 2022.

“Is it time for Indonesia’s media to act on growing Chinese influence?” Indonesia at Melbourne. 4 October 2022.

“Is Jokowi’s Nusantara the Chinese Dream?” Asia Sentinel. 26 September 2022.

“Indonesia’s stance on China-Taiwan conflict more about dependency on Beijing than being neutral.” The Conversation. 24 September 2022.

“Indonesia Gets Ready For RCEP.” Asia Sentinel. 13 September 2022.

“Can Chinese students learning Indonesian help bridge cultural gap, boost bilateral ties?” South China Morning Post. 11 September 2022. 

“China’s ‘Think-Tank’ Diplomacy is Gaining Traction in Indonesia.” The Diplomat. 2 September 2022.

“Nickel, Indonesia’s Poisoned Chalice: Destroying its own environment to green Chinese cities.” Asia Sentinel. 30 August 2022.

“Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway: Looking at the roles of Luhut, Rini Soemarno and Ridwan Kamil in securing China-Indonesia relationship.” The Conversation. 26 August 2022.

“Indonesia Nervously Watches China-Taiwan Conflict.” Asia Sentinel. 17 August 2022. 

“With East Asian visits, Indonesia’s President Seeks International Stage.” Asia Sentinel. 6 August 2022.

“Indonesians are drawing a hard line on China.” Southeast Asia Globe. 8 July 2022.

“How literature can boost Indonesia’s role in China’s Belt and Road Initiative.” South China Morning Post. 6 July 2022.

“Report says Southeast Asia’s first high-speed train project in Indonesia is not friendly for people with disabilities. What should the government do?” The Conversation. 27 June 2022.

“China’s New Envoy to Indonesia Faces Multiple Issues.” Asia Sentinel. 23 June 2022

“China’s Growing ‘Twiplomacy’ in Indonesia.” The Diplomat. 22 June 2022.

“Are Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka really ‘victims’ of China’s belt and road ‘debt trap diplomacy’?” South China Morning Post. 12 June 2022.

“China’s Covid Lockdown hits Indonesian Consumers.” Asia Sentinel. 1 June 2022. 

“China and Indonesia’s G20 Dilemma.” Asia Sentinel. 30 May 2022.

“Indonesia: Reluctant South China Sea Participant.” Asia Sentinel. 19 May 2022.

“Indonesian political parties build close relations with China despite their anti-communist ideology.” The Conversation. 13 April 2022.

“3 important facts about China-led Jakarta-Bandung Rail Project.” Asia Sentinel. 11 April 2022.

“How China is using scholarships to shape Indonesian Muslim students’ views.” The Conversation. 17 March 2022.

“Belt and Road Initiative in Indonesia: Green Headache.” Asia Sentinel. 28 February 2022.

“The Growing China-Indonesia-UAE Trilateral Relations.” The Diplomat. 22 February 2022.

“The China Factor in Indonesia’s New Capital City Plan.” The Diplomat. 11 February 2022.

“Huawei digital talent programme: Another source of China’s soft power in Indonesia.” ThinkChina. 3 February 2022.

“China’s Faith Diplomacy Towards Muslim Bodies in Indonesia: Bearing Fruit.” Fulcrum. 31 January 2022.

“China’s Faith Diplomacy Towards Muslim Bodies in Indonesia: Bearing Fruit.” Fulcrum. 31 January 2022.

“Indonesia plays a skillful diplomatic game: Balancing China and the West for mutual gain.” Asia Sentinel. 16 December 2021. 

“Indonesia Tiptoes Closer to South China Sea Imbroglio.” Asia Sentinel. 11 November 2021.

“ASEAN-China Summit: What to expect?” Asia Sentinel. 21 November 2021.

“ACFTA Pact: Hardly Win-Win for ASEAN.” Asia Sentinel. 7 November 2021.

“Indonesia is Losing to China.” International Policy Digest. 27 October 2021.

“Understanding ASEAN’s silence behind AUKUS agreement. The Conversation. 11 October 2021.

“Did Chinese Hackers Penetrate Indonesia’s Spy Agency?” Asia Sentinel. 24 September 2021.

“China Roils Waters in Indonesia’s Natuna Area.” Asia Sentinel. 15 September 2021.

“Indonesia Turns to China in Vax Desperation.” Asia Sentinel. 22 August 2021.

“How China and Japan are Competing Over Indonesia’s Car Industry.” The Diplomat. 18 August 2021.

“Indonesia tries to embrace Chinese language but problems persist.” The Conversation. 18 August 2021.

“Despite COVID-19, Indonesia-China Relations Continue to Develop.” The Diplomat. 10 August 2021.

“US, Indonesia, Continue to Bolster Military Ties – But a cautious Jakarta stays close to China.” Asia Sentinel. 9 August 2021. 

“China’s Growing Ties with Indonesian Provinces.” The Diplomat. 28 July 2021.

“Entry of Chinese Workers to Indonesia Spurs Anger.” Asia Sentinel. 23 July 2021.

“Indonesia’s Delicate Dance Between China and the US.” The Diplomat. 20 July 2021.

“China’s BRI: Stalking Horse for Military Expansion (in Indonesia)?” Asia Sentinel. 21 June 2021.

“China Seeks to Mend Fences in Indonesia.” Asia Sentinel. 10 June 2021.

“Why Indonesia needs more centres for Chinese economic studies?” The Conversation. 2 June 2021.

“China-Indonesia’s Growing Party-To-Party Cooperation.” Eurasia Review. 3 May 2021.

“Chinese Infrastructure Projects in Indonesia Face Fresh Delays.” The Diplomat. 8 April 2021.