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Indonesia and China Explore Transportation Collaboration Beyond Electric Vehicles

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 ...

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

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 ...

Indonesian Top Minister Luhut Pandjaitan’s 2024 China Visit: Key Takeaways

On June 12, 2024, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan visited China. This was Luhut’s first visit to China this year.  Last time the Indonesian top minister visited China was in 2023, when he was ...

Why Indonesia Courts China For AI Collaboration and How to Make the Most of It

Earlier this year, the Indonesian government declared its intention to bolster collaboration with China in advancing its national artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem. Nezar Patria, Deputy Minister of Kominfo, said that working together with many countries on the national AI ecosystem “will strengthen Indonesia's position in free ...

China-Indonesia Food Security Tie-up Is Strategic. But First, Let’s Talk About Indonesia’s Concerns

The recent collaboration between Indonesia's Ministry of Agriculture (Kementan) and China's National Rice Research Institute (CNRRI) marks a significant step towards enhancing agricultural productivity and ensuring food security in the archipelago. However, several challenges such as cases of illegal fishing, inadequate infrastructure and lingering environmental and ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Philippine President Ramps Up Rhetoric as Local Attitudes Harden

The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., told soldiers to be ready for any conflict amid a potential overlap of his country’s tensions with China in the South China Sea and growing tensions between China and Taiwan.
Speaking to troops at a base in the northern Isabela province on Monday, Marcos said: “The external threat now has become more pronounced, has become more worrisome, and that is why we have to ...

South China Sea: Litmus Test for Indonesia-China Defense Ties

On April 12, Chinese Defense Ministry Spokesman Wu Qian told the media that China intended to bolster military ties with Indonesia. Wu Qian made the remark after Indonesia’s president-elect Prabowo Subianto’s recent visit to China–the first overseas trip since Prabowo won the election in February.