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Why BRI-GMF cooperation benefits China and Indonesia

  • Qiu Xinli

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 23 2019   /  01:03 am

The Jakarta Post published the article “The struggle to define the Belt and Road Initiative in Indonesia” on July 29 and “How Indonesia can avoid the pitfalls of Belt and Road cooperation” on July 30. Some points raised in the two articles need clarification.Initiated in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) intends to promote synergy among the development strategies of different countries, tap into the market potential within the region, promote investment and consumption, create demand and jobs and increase people-to-people exchanges and mutual learning between civilizations, all in an effort to cultivate understanding and mutual respect among peoples of different countries and share a life of harmony, peace and prosperity. In 2014, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo proposed the Global Maritime Fulcrum (GMF) vision, which relates profoundly to the concept, go...