China is a global superpower, but Indonesia is the biggest country in Southeast Asia and the most important economy. Whatever deal China wants to carry on in the region, Indonesia is there and it must be involved in certain ways. Despite Indonesia doesn’t have particular clashes over China’s 9-dash line, the relationship between the two countries has been tense in the past.
The Chinese minority in Indonesia has suffered racism and discrimination. However, the future is out there and together with Dewi Fortuna Anwar – a former advisor to Indonesia’s VP – we tried to understand what will be the future outlook of the relationship between the two countries.