Follow CGSP on Social Media

Listen to the CGSP Podcast

China’s Ambassador to Indonesia Pays House Call to Congratulate Prabowo Subianto on Likely Presidential Win

Chinese Ambassador Lu Kang posed together with Indonesia's Defense Minister and soon-to-be next president Prabowo Subianto and his cat Bobby. Image via @prabowo.

Indonesian election authorities are still counting ballots, but all indications point to Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto securing a decisive victory to become the country’s next president.

In anticipation of Prabowo’s expected win, China’s ambassador to Jakarta, Lu Kang, made a house call to the Defense Minister’s private residence on Sunday to personally congratulate him and pose for a few pictures together with the future president’s cat Bobby.

  • Get a daily email packed with the latest China-Africa news and analysis.
  • Read exclusive insights on the key trends shaping China-Africa relations.
  • Full access to the News Feed that provides daily updates on Chinese engagement in Africa and throughout the Global South.

China, Africa and the Global South... find out what’s happening.

Subscribe today for unlimited access.

What is The China-Global South Project?


The China-Global South Project is passionately independent, non-partisan and does not advocate for any country, company or culture.


A carefully curated selection of the day’s most important China-Global South stories. Updated 24 hours a day by human editors. No bots, no algorithms.


Diverse, often unconventional insights from scholars, analysts, journalists and a variety of stakeholders in the China-Global South discourse.


A unique professional network of China-Africa scholars, analysts, journalists and other practioners from around the world.