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Indonesia and China Explore Transportation Collaboration Beyond Electric Vehicles

Passengers on Indonesia's new Chinese-financed and built high speed railway that connects Jakarta with Bandung pose for a selfie before boarding. Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

This article is co-authored by Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat, Director of the China-Indonesia Desk at the Center of Economic and Law Studies (CELIOS), and Yeta Purnama, researcher at CELIOS. 

In recent years, Indonesia has become more interested in deepening transportation ties with China in an effort to boost connectivity and modernize infrastructure. We interviewed several experts to get their take on this strategy, the drivers behind it, the positives, and the downsides.

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