Indonesia Deepens Ties With China Mainly For Economic Gain – Analysis


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By BenarNews By Ronna Nirmala and Tria Dianti Ties are growing between Indonesia and China on the back of increasing investment and trade, but analysts say these will not develop further at the expense of Jakarta’s relations with other powers or its sovereign interests in the South China Sea. Indonesia is as open to working with the United States as it is with China or Japan as long as it benefits the country, Rizal Sukma, a former Indonesian ambassador to Britain, said in dismissing the perception that Jakarta has swung toward Beijing. “We are working with China in sectors where...