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Pros & Cons of China’s Investment Influx In Indonesia’s Textile Sector

15th Mar, 2018. Workers inspect textile in the cutting area at a PT Sri Rejeki Isman (Sritex) factory in Sukoharjo, Java, Indonesia. Sritex produces fashion garment and thirty nations military uniform. Photo by Dadang Trimulyanto/Pacific Press/Alamy Live News

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. 

Recently, the spotlight has turned to Chinese investments in Indonesia’s textile sector following remarks by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, on his discussions with Chinese garment and textile investors. 

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