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What our ACFTA critics usually overlook

  • Akhmad Rizal Shidiq

Fairfax, Virginia | Thu, April 22 2010 | 08:37 am

PREMIUM Many commentaries from Indonesian pundits and members of the press corps suggest that the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA) will do more harm than good to Indonesia’s economy – or industry, or national integrity, or political influence, or fate (...insert whatever you want, here...).Alas, most of them are based on misunderstood data and incomplete interpretations. Like most economic nar...